Out and about in the community with Edge!
July 10th, 2019
Community and charity are at the heart of what we do here at Edge Transport, so we have been delighted to be able to help out at several events recently.
Edge Transport has had a close relationship with the Hospice of the Good Shepherd for many years now, ever since the hospice cared for Jenny and Jonathan’s dad, Peter Edge, at the end of his life in 1999. Edge have a 40 foot trailer in the Hospice’s livery, and are always happy to support them in events, including, for example, recently lending them a van to use on their 2019 Sparkle Walk, their glittery, sparkly sponsored 5k night walk which raises much needed funds for the Hospice.
Coming up, Edge are thrilled to be sponsoring one of the colour stations at the Hospice’s Foamtastic Colour Blast which is taking place at Chester’s Racecourse on Sunday 11th August from 12 pm. Not your average fun run, the Colour Blast involves being covered with brightly coloured paint and foamy bubbles as you make your way around the course. The route is child-friendly and fun for the whole family, and tickets are still available – get yours here! Don’t forget to give us a wave on your way past!
You may have also seen one of our vehicles leading the Connah’s Quay Festival procession to Wepre Park. Some of the members of the Deeside Silver Band were unable to make the long walk so we received a request for transport. Whilst not your typical band transport, our Health & Safety Manager, Mike Griffiths, went to great lengths to adapt one of our curtainsiders so that the band members were safe and secure on board.
The band first visited us for a dress rehearsal and took a slow trip around the yard to make sure that everything would work as planned. Our night loaders particularly enjoyed the performance, as did most of Zone 2 of the Deeside Industrial Park that evening.
On the big day, our driver Katrina, who has been with us for a number of years and who even used an Edge transport truck to get to her own wedding, volunteered to get behind the wheel. She collected the band, drove them down slowly and carefully along the procession route, whilst they were performing. Everyone had a great time on the day and we’ve already confirmed we’re happy to lend a hand next year.
Thanks to Ian Gibbons for the photos and for putting us in touch with the Deeside Silver Band to make this happen!