Last month we made a dedicated road haulage delivery of a very large storage cabin from Tadworth in Surrey to Bitterley in Shropshire. With police notification, this ‘wide load’ was delivered on one of our HIAB lorries.
An abnormal load must be notified and indemnified against damage with the Local Highway Authority. In addition, the haulier must notify the Police and any owners of any structures (e.g. bridges) along the proposed route – this is something we often have to do in order to move the more cumbersome loads we carry for our clients.
Double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell will be running the London Marathon on April 22nd to raise money for a leading children’s charity in Tadworth. The Children’s Trust provides intensive rehabilitation for children who have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident or serious illness.
The rower, who achieved his first gold medal victory alongside Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent in 2000, suffered a brain injury himself in 2010 when he was hit by a truck whilst cycling across America for a television series.
Raising money for the same charity is former England cricketer and television personality, Phil Tufnell who will be entertaining guests at a charity evening at Epsom’s Royal Automobile Club later this month.
The Children’s Trust has undergone a remarkable transformation since 1984. Originating in the late 1920s as the country branch of The Hospital for Sick Children (later called Great Ormond Street), children with conditions including tuberculosis, rheumatic fever and cystic fibrosis were sent to leafy Tadworth Court in Surrey, for “good food, rest and fresh air.” After a high-profile press campaign to keep Tadworth Court Children’s Hospital open, the Department of Health transferred management control to a newly created charity in 1984, now called The Children’s Trust.
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