Congratulations to Darren Taylor of Canvey Supply Ltd who wins 1st prize for his photo entry ‘Red Alert.’ It’s a wonderfully artistic shot of his FASSI F215A. Darren wins a FASSI x LAS Helmet; new FASSI back pack; a Gilet and merchandise pack with FASSI hoodie, T-shirt, insulated bottle, cap and chamois leather. To see all winners head on over to the gallery in the operator hub or www.facebook.com/fassiuk
Many congratulations to Alex Richardson and team who have successfully completed their charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Lands End. What an achievement!
Alex and his cycling crew completed the gruelling 919 mile journey in 10 days. They climbed 47,116 feet up hills and spent 71 hours and 25 mins in the saddle averaging 13mph.
Let’s not forget why Alex decided to embark on this epic journey. Sadly, a friend and colleague took his own life and having also struggled with his mental health Alex decided to do something positive by taking on this mammoth cycling challenge, raising money for CALM along the way. CALM stands for the Campaign Against Living Miserably.
As Alex says of his achievement:
‘What has amazed me the most is the human body. Having a strong mind gives you that ability to keep going. When you think you’re done and wonder how you’re going to get through the next day, it just jumps in to action.’
Alex is very grateful to his sponsors David Watson Transport Ltd and Tempus Cycling and to the many people that have donated. YOUR support has helped him raise nearly £3715 for CALM. However, there is still time to donate and if you can help him reach £4000 that would be double the amount he set out to raise. To make a final contribution and read more about Alex’s journey please click on the link below:
Earlier this year the volunteers at The Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust at Hawkinge were busy working on projects in preparation for re-opening their doors. One of the jobs was to paint and restore a set of wings from the Junkers Ju 52/3M (C.A.S.A. 352L).
Darren Scott is the go-to man for the museum to help with delicate jobs of this nature. Darren’s skills combined with the precision lifting and manoeuvrability of the FASSI F820RA.2.26 enabled the team to roll the wings over and back to their correct way up after the under surfaces had been restored and painted.
Volunteers helped Darren to push the fuselage of the Junkers Ju 52/3M into a space large enough to manoeuvre the wings. It was then over to Darren to attach straps and chains to the wings and then carefully roll them over. While volunteers kept a careful watch on both ends of the wings, Darren quickly and safely turned the first wing over, and then positioned prepared stacks of pallets on engineering skates under various areas of the wings, so they could be moved around the car park as required. The wing was then rolled back out of the way and the next wing pushed into position.
A carefully balanced lift made possible by a combination of Darren’s skills; the FASSI crane and the dedicated volunteers of the trust.
For more information about the museum visit: www.kbobm.org