Amy, 7, cuts hair to aid young cancer victims

Amy Weaver, 7 and daughter of Burcombe Haulage driver Martin Weaver, has helped children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment by having her own hair cut off for the Princess Trust.

The Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK & Ireland and Amy has raised over £1,000 with many at Burcombe Haulage helping with sponsorship.

Each wig costs around £350 so Amy has helped to make three wigs for this very special cause.

Well done Amy!

Leesa to sky dive to raise money for Hugs for Henry

On the 14th May our colleague Leesa Clements is to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition by doing a sky dive in aid of the Hugs for Henry charity.

Henry, now 6, was diagnosed with cancer at just 3 years of age and his story is told at the following website –

http://hugsfromhenry.co.uk/pages/about/henrys-story/78

Leesa is trying to raise £500 for this very worthwhile charity and if you would like to support her and Henry please send cheques made out to Burcombe Haulage Ltd at St Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6SH and we will make sure that all funds received will go towards this cause.

Good luck to Leesa and we will update this site with how she gets on in May.

£122.11 raised for Marie Curie

Through the sale of cakes and buns in the office we are pleased to have raised £122.11 for the Marie Curie nurses charity.

Marie Curie nurses offer free nursing care to people with a terminal illness across the UK as well as support for family and friends.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the money collected.

BURCOMBE HAULAGE AND TPN HELP CUMBRIA FLOOD VICTIMS

Burcombe Haulage through its pallet network (TPN) is providing a delivery service of essential goods and supplies to those hit by the severe weather and floods in Cumbria.

Items such as bedding, towels, clothes, food & water, first aid kits and much more are being transported to the affected area through the network.

Below is a list of the goods that can be transported to Cumbria – if you would like to help please bring the items already boxed to our depot here at St Dominick between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

• Bedding
• Sleeping Bags
• Towels
• Pillows
• Blankets
• Clothing
• Children’s clothing and shoes
• New pants and socks
• Gloves
• Water proof clothing
• Protective clothing/Work gloves
• Pet foods
• Pet bedding
• Bottled water
• Tinned foods
• Tinned soups
• Packaged foods
• Male and Female toiletries
• Sanitary products
• Waders/Wellington boots
• Torches
• Batteries
• Miniature hand sanitisers
• Formula baby milk/baby food jars
• First aid kits
• Candles
• Tin openers

We are pleased that we are able to help some of those people who have been hit so hard over the past couple of weeks.

30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

On the 9th August 2014 the Directors and staff of Burcombe Haulage Ltd welcomed over 380 friends, neighbours and business colleagues to celebrate 30 years of trading.

To make the evening go with a swing there was music from Joey The Lips, live pig racing and plenty of food & drink.

The evening was a great success with over £3,000 being raised for our nominated local charities which include St Dominic Parish Council, Mencap, Botchill House and Caradon Hockey Club.

We would like to thank everybody that joined us on the night for their generosity in supporting these causes.

**LATEST NEWS FOR THE ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW**

As in previous years we are launching our new vehicles at the Royal Cornwall Show that is being held on the 5th, 6th and 7th of June at Wadebridge.

On show at the Volvo stand will be a new 8 wheel tipper and on the Wessex Daf stand will be a new 6 wheel tipper.

Also on show at the Wessex Daf stand will be our new 8 wheel concrete mixer in the name of B & C Concrete Ltd.

This is a joint venture between Burcombe Haulage Ltd and Champion Groundworks Ltd.

The Wessex Daf stand is number 705 at map reference D2 and the Volvo stand is number 642, also at map reference D2.

Please come along and have a look at these new vehicles.

Burcombe Haulage excel at TPN Awards 2014

We are very proud to announce that Burcombe Haulage Ltd has been awarded “Delivery Depot of the Year” at the recent TPN Awards 2014.

The company was also one of just five TPN members nominated for “Depot of the Year”.

Burcombe Haulage has been a member of TPN for 3 years and is committed to providing a quality delivery and collection service of palletised goods throughout Cornwall.

This is evidenced by the awards detailed above and we are always happy to provide your business with a quote so that we can show you how competitive our prices are in addition to the great customer service we provide!

For details contact either Carina or Judith on 01579 350105 or email judith@burcombehaulage.co.uk

Business as usual at Burcombe Haulage

Most of us will be aware that the weather is currently doing its best to disrupt travel and transport in the south west with both prolonged rain and strong winds causing serious problems in many areas.

Here at Burcombe Haulage we are working even harder to meet our customers’ expectations and to do our bit to keep Cornwall open for business.

We were recently faced with a problem when strong winds, fallen tress and closed roads could have prevented our overnight trunker leaving Cornwall.

This was solved by the use of an “outrider” driving ahead to check that the one remaining route out of the county was clear with the trunker following a safe distance behind.

We have also received a number of e-mails thanking us for the efforts made by our drivers to deliver pallets in very difficult conditions.

Our thoughts go out to all affected by the bad weather and we are doing our very best to continue to provide the service that our customers expect.

Ex Burcombe Haulage unit spotted in Malta

51 Reg - DAF CF Artic Unit

51 Reg – DAF CF Artic Unit

You can never be sure where you will see a Burcombe Haulage vehicle.

Above is a photo that has been sent to us of an artic unit that used to belong to Burcombe that is now working in Malta.

Thankfully our telephone number has been removed!

If you have seen an ex-Burcombe Haulage vehicle in an unusual place please send us a photo.