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Acorn Environmental sows new seeds of success with versatile Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Thursday 12th September 2019 Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog is renowned for its all-terrain capability, but the truck’s on-road performance holds the key to the efficiency savings now being achieved by Acorn Environmental Management Group. The Redditch-based landscape maintenance and arboriculture specialist purchased its first Unimog…

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Safety September 2019

Wednesday 18th September 2019 Actros Truck

September brings with it our annual safety awareness month, where we will be highlighting the importance of looking after ourselves and others on the roads. Throughout the month, we will be sharing road and vehicle safety content across our social…

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Pedal the Ocean

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Rygor is delighted to be sponsoring Anthony Ward Thomas, chairman of the Ward Thomas Group of companies, in his latest fundraising efforts for Naomi House and Jacksplace Children’s Hospice.

Anthony will be attempting to pedal and row the Atlantic Ocean with friend James Ketchell, in a craft which has been designed and built by himself (with a little help from friends). The task is to cross the ocean, setting off from The Canary Islands at the end of January and finishing in Antigua, in 45 to 55 days. This is the first time that this type of challenge has ever been attempted with essentially an upturned bicycle!

Anthony said: “We both love the idea of a serious new challenge that hasn’t been done before. Having raised money for lots of different charities we came across one that stopped us both in our tracks. The nature and definition of a Hospice does not come with many crumbs of comfort but when defined by the age group, has on the surface no upside at all. The great majority of us are family people and discovering Naomi House has made me realise precisely what we take for granted. It is precisely that we have never experienced such sickness in children. It is precisely never having experienced enforced separation, and it is precisely as a parent, I have never experienced the gut wrenching sorrow and impotence in the death of a child.”

We wish Anthony and James the very best of luck in their epic endeavour, for such a fantastic cause and we look forward to hearing about the progress of the challenge.

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