BSS has announced it will be using one of its New CF 430 rear-steer rigid trucks to promote mental health charity, Mind.
The truck, supplied by DAF Dealer Ford & Slater, will perform trunking duties from the BSS distribution hub at Magna Park, Lutterworth, down to the company’s south coast branches in Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth.
It will also be the first BSS fleet vehicle to feature the company’s latest curtain design and branding. Adorned in Mind livery, in addition to its delivery duties, the vehicle will also feature at selected branch charity events throughout 2018.
BSS selected Mind after data from the Office of National Statistics revealed that suicide was the biggest killer of men under 45-years-old in the UK and one-in-four construction workers had considered taking their own life at some point. Three times more people in the construction industry are said to have taken their own life in the four years to 2015, than those working as Corporate Managers or Sales Directors. The figure was also 10 times higher than those working in health and social care.
Mind can provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity also campaigns to improve services, to raise awareness and to promote understanding, while providing support directly to those who need it most. Mind has a network of more than 130 local Minds across England and Wales which can offer specialised services based on the needs of the communities they support.
BSS also has a similar support relationship for SAMH – the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Kieran Griffin, Managing Director at BSS, said: “We have ambitious fundraising plans in 2018 and beyond to support Mind and SAMH, with events and activities planned at all 60 BSS locations, including a car rally to Lake Como in the autumn.
“At BSS, our mission is to become Britain’s most trusted and reliable distributor of pipeline and heating solutions. Part of that process is to show that we care about our colleagues and our customers, and our charitable work underscores the company’s caring approach. This DAF CF will play an important role in creating more awareness of Mind as it travels the country to our branches.”