Palletforce member aims to raise charity cash
COLIN JONES, office manager at Palletforce founder member C&D South West, is skydiving 15,000 feet to raise funds for the charity Christian Aid.
Colin Jones, 41, will do the jump on April 1 and increased the jump to 15,000ft from 8,000ft to show his gratitude to his sponsors.
"I'm not really an adrenaline junkie and I'm sure I will be nervous when I'm up there, but I think this is something worth doing," said Colin, from Wiveliscombe.
"It is something I have always said I'd like to do 'one day' and then earlier this year my wife set the fundraising page up for me so I thought I'd better go ahead."
Colin chose to support Christian Aid because his wife Bex has visited Zambia, as a teacher at Kingsmead Community High School which has links with a school there, and seen first-hand the hardship faced by Zambians.
Culina Palletforce Racing Unveils Driver Line-Up For 2013 British Rally Championship
The newly-born, two-car Culina Palletforce Racing team is set to contest the 2013 MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) and today unveiled its exciting driver line-up for this season's assault on the UK's premier rally series.
MSA Team UK driver John MacCrone from the Isle of Mull will spearhead the attack and he's joined by experienced Welsh co-driver, and former British Rally Champion, Phil Pugh. The second car will be crewed by Carlisle ace, and former Pirelli Star Driver finalist, Peter Taylor with co-driver Andrew Roughead from Newcastle calling the pacenotes.
Both crews will drive identical Citroen DS3 R3 rally cars prepared by Carlisle-based CA1 Sport and will contest both the BRC series and the competitive one-make Citroen Racing Trophy UK. In addition, Culina Palletforce Racing will challenge for overall honours in the BRC Teams Cup.
Twenty-three-year-old MacCrone will come to the championship after a series of stunning performances in the World Rally Championship Academy in 2012. This experience, and the guidance from new co-driver Pugh, will set MacCrone as one of the favourites for success in the BRC this season. However, the opening rally will be his first taste of competition in the Citroen DS3 and the young Scot expects it to take a little while before he's fully up to speed.
Team-mate Taylor has only completed two small rallies in a DS3 but has tackled events in the BRC series for the last few seasons. This experience, and the long-standing working relationship with co-driver Roughead, will ensure he's also challenging for overall victories.
Culina Palletforce Racing is a partnership between two major road transport and distribution companies: Culina Logistics and Palletforce. While the BRC team may be new, Palletforce has been a supporter of MacCrone for the last few years. The team will contest all seven rounds of this year's British championship kicking off with Rally North Wales on 6-7 April.
Palletforce member GE-BE Transport director to undertake a 100 mile walk for charity
GE-BE Transport's Operations Director is leaving the trucks and trailers behind to tackle a 105 mile walk in memory of a friend.
Jason Green, a director at Palletforce founder member GE-BE Transport, will start the walk from the firm's depot in King's Lynn on May 4.
He will then spend four days walking to the Palletforce Hub in Burton-upon-Trent – an average of a marathon, 26.2 miles, per day.
The 48-year-old is completing the challenge to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association as a friend of his, Paul Collins, died in 2011 after battling the condition for six years.