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UBU Environmental raises awareness of PKD Charity

Posted: September 12, 2017

UBU Environmental Ltd has given one of its latest sweepers from Johnston a rather special livery, designed to create awareness for a cause very close to the company’s heart, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).

PKD is a range of genetic disorders that cause kidney failure, damage to other organs and sometimes result in premature death in children and adults. It is estimated that up to 70,000 people are affected by the disease in the UK – and Rebecca Murphy-Peers, Director of UBU Sweepers, is among them.

Rebecca inherited the disease from her mum who died aged just 51, and has already undergone a kidney transplant herself after her condition accelerated when she started a family. The PKD Charity was established in 2000 by patients, professionals and members of families affected by PKD, and Rebecca is on the Board of Trustees.

To raise awareness of the disease and the PKD charity, one of the machines from UBU’s latest consignment of six Johnston VT651 truck mounted sweepers has been liveried with the PKD logo, and the company is likely to do the same with a further delivery of six machines ordered for delivery later this year.

“This is a very important charity for me and my family and I’m delighted that UBU is able to help increase recognition and understanding of the vital work that the PKD Charity does to support families affected by the disease”, says Rebecca. “Mobile advertising is a great way to reach people, and having one of our sweepers liveried with the PKD logo will generate exposure for the charity all over the north west”.

UBU Environmental is family-run business based in Manchester, set up in 1998 by Rebecca’s parents to complement its long running sister company, T J Murphy Ltd. Today, the company runs a fleet of 80 sweepers, predominantly Johnston V Range machines, as well as gully suckers, tankers and high pressure jetters, for hire throughout the north west of England.

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