Rental boosts charity


FOLLOWING the recent purchase of a Kubota U55-4 by Harborough Hire, the company has announced that it will be donating the first 12 months rental income to Sparks, a leading children’s charity.

The deal, part of Harborough Hire’s celebration of its 25th Anniversary, has been organised with help from BTE Plant Sales, who supplied the unit, and manufacturer Kubota. The rental will result in an estimated £10,000 plus being donated to the charity that is dedicated to medical research into a range of conditions affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.
John Bates, Managing Director of Harborough Hire, commented: “To celebrate our 25th anniversary and move to new multi-million pound facilities in Market Harborough, we wanted to do something special for our nominated charity, Sparks, that has the potential to raise a lot of money.
“Following a series of new contract wins, thanks to an upturn in production in the construction industry, we’ve purchased a number of new machines. We chose the U55-4 as the machine for the donation because we know how reliable and versatile they are. The unit is already rented for the foreseeable future and we estimate that the total donation will be around £10,000, which will help Sparks continue the great work that they do.”
Sparks has committed over £26 million into pioneering research projects for childhood illnesses. To date the charity has funded 265 projects in more than 80 hospitals and universities across the UK.