Primetech’s EasyTrac mobility mats, which can provide improved wet weather and damp ground access for vehicles of all sizes, have been used recently to help a charity maximise its fund raising efforts by avoiding losing a bond deposit for a major charity event.
Derian House, a hospice for children and young people based in Chorley, Lancashire was able to protect its ground damages bond of £5000 by ensuring it accrued no financial penalties at a major charity fundraising event held in November.
The Winter Sparkle Spectacular, held at Astley Park, Chorley is a regular and important source of income for the charity, which requires almost £4million per year to fund its valuable work supporting children and families at times of great stress. A large number of vehicles, some quite large, were required to support the event. These included a mini fairground (Helter Skelter, Carousel, Bungee trampoline, Snow-globe) plus a variety of catering trailers.
The local council required a bond of £5000 to cover any damage done by these vehicles moving onto and parking on grass. Derian House approached Primetech to see if they could help with the new EasyTrac range of protective matting, launched at the Emergency Services Show in September this year.
Henry Walker of Primetech was delighted to help, and several sets of mats were delivered and set up by a Primetech team to help vehicles move into position without damaging grassed areas within the park.
Weighing just 5kg per mat, the 600 mm wide, 70mm thick Extra Strong mats can easily carry loads of up to 16 tonnes and were very well suited to preventing large vehicles from damaging the lawns. After a post-event inspection there was judged to be no damage to the grassed areas and the charity received its £5000 bond back in full, a significant amount when the event raises around £20,000
Judy Miller, Community and Events Fundraiser for Derian House hospice said: “Our Winter Sparkle Spectacular is our annual Traditional Christmas Market event which attracts 1000’s of people from all over the county. It was an essential new requirement by Astley Park, Chorley Council to protect their grounds by placing a monetary bond to help with their sustainability and to mitigate any damages caused from heavy vehicles on the day.
‘Thanks to discovering and then speaking with Henry Walker from Primetech, we were able to source a product that gave strong protection to the grounds at Astley Park and therefore no damage was incurred and the bond was returned in full. We were more than happy with the service and outcome of this product and have no hesitation in highly recommending Primetech as a company who went above and beyond our requirements.’