Lynch charity work helps to highlight role of women in plant hire
Promac Solutions Limited and Doosan Construction Equipment have jointly donated a new Bobcat E14 compact excavator, specially painted in pink, to L Lynch Plant Hire Limited, one of the leading plant hire companies in the UK, to help raise funds for Lynch’s nominated charity, Breast Cancer Care, over the next year. The new pink E14 excavator was presented to Lynch at an unveiling ceremony at the company’s Family Plant Show and Operator Open Day in Brentwood in Essex at the end of August 2014.
The colour pink is the internationally recognised symbol of breast cancer awareness. Breast Cancer Care funds and supports every person affected by breast cancer to give them the very best treatment, information and support, and provides information and offers emotional and practical support to those affected by cancer. For more details about the work of Breast Cancer Care, please visit the website at www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Breast Cancer Care is the nominated charity for Lynch not only for 2014 but also all the way through to 2017 and the company has an ongoing schedule of events over this period to maximise support and donations for the charity. Lynch welcomes donations to Breast Cancer Care at www.justgiving.com/lynchplant
Mark Kennedy, Operations Director at Lynch, said: “We are very grateful to Promac and Doosan for the generous donation of the Bobcat E14 excavator, which will provide a focal point for our efforts for Breast Cancer Care in 2014/2015.
The idea of working with Breast Cancer Care is not just about trying to raise money for a good cause it is also to highlight the work women are doing in plant hire already and to encourage more women to work in the industry.
“While just over one in 10 of the UK construction workforce is female, women make up only one per cent of the manual trades, and the amount which make up machine operators like grabs or excavators doesn’t even register. Our industry needs to do more and work harder to dispel the myth that women are not for construction related jobs. Our future success depends on good people – whether they are female or male.”