Truckers Tuck Shop Raises ‘Grand’ Cash for Good Cause

01 June 2018 by Daryl Tunningley

Sweet-toothed visitors to a Manchester company have helped to raise £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Phil Jones, gate-keeper stationed at the weighbridge at CSG’s Cadishead depot, set up a trucker’s tuck shop to raise the funds.

Inspired by a friend who ran a tuck shop to raise funds for a children’s heart charity, Phil set up shop selling confectionery and, in the past year, has raised £1,000.

The tuck shop has been going strong for more than a decade now, with numerus certificates and messages of gratitude from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) on the walls of the security lodge in recognition of more than £3,000 raised during that time.

In the latest thank you, Leah Goodhind, from British Heart Foundation said: “Our mission is to win the fight again cardiovascular disease and our vision is to have a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart related illnesses.

This progress would not be possible without our wonderful supporters like you!”

Phil, whose role is to greet visitors to the site and ensure all vehicles are correctly logged in and out of the depot, added: “I’m really proud that something as simple as treats and snacks for drivers can help to support such a worthy charity.”

CSG employs over 500 people nationally, supporting a national network of waste treatment and recycling service centres.

The company operates more than 20 facilities across the UK, with a team of drivers, operatives and specialist consultants working together on the goal of diverting waste from landfill, recovering and recycling as much as possible.