Late bid for vintage Hitachi UH063 excavator sees Hillhead auction total boosted to £35,000
HITACHI Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) have raised £10,000 for Cancer Research UK through the recent auction of their 1985-vintage UH063 excavator.
Last month’s auction at Hillhead 2022 raised £25,000 for the Lighthouse Club through the sale of the UH063 to Paul Poulter, owner of Surrey Excavations, however a later bid was received from B&A Group for £35,000.
Surrey Excavations very kindly offered to let the machine go to B&A Group in order to raise additional funds for another charity, Cancer Research UK.
Eddie Charity of B&A Group commented: ‘B&A Group are delighted to have finalized the agreement to receive the 1985 UH063 as part of Hitachi’s 50th anniversary auction supporting the Lighthouse Club and Cancer Research UK.
‘We would like to thank Hitachi and Paul from Surrey Excavations for agreeing to let us have the machine and we are humbled to be able to support both nominated charities that have benefited from the auction bid.
‘In the past we had a 1987 UH071 that worked on many prestigious projects, and we are looking forward to adding the UH063 to our extensive collection of vintage machinery.’
Nicky McKenna, relationship manager for north-east England and Cumbria at Cancer Research UK, commented: ‘Cancer Research UK would like to congratulate HCMUK as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and in a world where one in two of us will get cancer, sincerely thank them for their huge donation of £10,000.
‘Every pound we receive helps us fulfil our strategy to beat cancer sooner, supporting scientists, doctors and nurses. This money will help fund our ground-breaking research, our work to develop improved cancer drugs, and our programme of practical information for people diagnosed with cancer.
‘Cancer Research UK is working towards a world where people can live longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer. Hitachi’s donation will help us create that world. Thank you!’