When BCL Office Moving moved Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention and the Nightingale Centre from Withington Hospital to Wythenshawe Hospital in 2007, BCL Managing Director Rod Seeland and stepson Mike Bellis were both hands-on with the move. They had no way of knowing how important Genesis [Now Prevent Breast Cancer] would become to their family.
In 2010, Rod’s sister-in-law Tracy Thornley was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was in remission until December 2012, when the devastating news arrived that it had spread to her spine, pelvis and femur.
Rod and his wife Ange felt moved to do something, and decided to run the 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer. At the same time, BCL’s parent company, John Bradshaw & Son, were looking for a charity they could support and assist.
With their personal and professional ties to the charity, it was an easy choice to select Genesis as the chosen charity for the company. John Bradshaw & Son have two businesses: BCL Office Moving and Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage. BCL Office Moving is a commercial removals and archive storage company with offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage is a household removals company with offices in Manchester and Birmingham. As removal companies, there are BCL and Britannia Bradshaw trucks on the road every day in towns and cities throughout the UK, as well as in Europe. So it was fantastic news to hear that they would be painting a van from each brand in Genesis pink! These trucks have the Genesis logo, website and JustGiving information on them, along with the corporate branding, helping to raise awareness of the charity up and down the UK, and beyond.
Mike Andrews, Managing Director of John Bradshaw & Son explained why the company chose such a public and long-term commitment to Prevent Breast Cancer: “It is easy to say we support a charity and simply donate money from time to time. We’ve always raised money for various charities, but we wanted our staff to feel they’re a part of something important and that we’re doing more than simply looking at profits. With 1 in 10 women affected by breast cancer, everyone will be touched by it at some point in their lives. We’re hoping our partnership with Genesis [now Prevent Breast Cancer] will help make a difference in reducing that number. “
Rod Seeland, Managing Director of BCL says about the partnership: “It is an honour to be able to assist Genesis [now Prevent Breast Cancer] by getting their name out in front of the public and raise awareness for the great work being done.”
So please look out for the two large Pink Genesis Removal trucks, which are driving around the country now!
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