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Hyundai sale results in 10,000 charity donation

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Fri 01 Oct 2021

Hyundai sale results in 10,000 charity donation

Waitings Ltd, a civil engineering company located in Penrith, has been working with Cumbrian based machinery dealer, Taylor and Braithwaite Ltd for over 30 years, initially purchasing agricultural machinery and working on agricultural projects together. In 2010 T&B started the transition from selling agricultural machinery to construction plant, it was then the company took on the dealership for Hyundai Construction equipment and the very first of the -7A machines were making their way to the heart of the Lake District from the Hyundai factory in South Korea.

The very latest machine bought by Waitings is a HX220AL, a 22-tonne crawler excavator whichis adorned with a bespoke black and pink livery, in support of various cancer charities. This new machine also represents a milestone for T&B as it is the 1,000th Hyundai that Taylor and Braithwaite has sold since it began trading with the Hyundai brand. To celebrate this milestone, Waitings and Taylor and Braithwaite will be donating a total of £10,000 to charities.

Waitings Ltd, Director of Operations, Adrian Ash has been with the company for 32 years he explains the significance behind the striking black and pink livery on the new HX220AL machine and also about his longstanding relationship with Taylor & Braithwaite.

Adrian said, “As a business we work very closely with our chosen charities, and we do a tremendous amount of work with these aid organisations. Various charities are close to our hearts, but particularly cancer related charities, as in 2016 my fellow director, Victoria Waiting, died from a brain tumour aged just 44, this was very hard hitting for us all at Waitings as Victoria was a fantastic person and is sorely missed. Today, the business is steered by Victoria’s brother, Robert Waiting and myself.

“There is a thread of pink running through our company and we have one excavator in particular that is entirely pink, which represents the charity work we do. The work is so well received, and we are glad we are able to help," Adrian continued. "I would estimate that we have donated in excess of £100,000 to various charities to date.”

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