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Kubota donate ‘Gold Digger’ to construction charity

Kubota's 50,000th excavator

The Lighthouse Club to auction special edition mini-excavator at its 60th Anniversary Summer Ball

KUBOTA UK, specialists in high-performance compact construction machinery, have donated their special edition ‘Gold Digger’ to construction industry charity The Lighthouse Club, where it will be auctioned to raise much-needed funds.  

To mark the significant achievement of Kubota’s 50,000th excavator sale in the UK and Ireland, the manufacturer has produced a special edition 50K ‘Gold Digger’, a gold-painted Kubota KX-71 mini-excavator, which will be unveiled at this years Hillhead exhibition. 

Following the exhibition, the ‘Gold Digger’ will take pride of place as the number one auction lot at The Lighthouse Club’s prestigious 60th Anniversary Summer Ball, taking place at the Honourable Artillery Company, in the heart of London, on Saturday 9 July. 

Hailed as ‘the Construction Industry’s most exclusive celebration’, The Lighthouse Club Summer Ball will play host to 800 guests where the evening will include a champagne reception, a three-course meal and live entertainment.  

Dave Roberts, managing director of Kubota UK, commented: ‘The Lighthouse Club carries out fantastic work to not only ensure the construction industry is a safe working environment, but also providing valuable support to people who are suffering stress and hardship as a consequence of injury, illness or bereavement. 

‘We are very pleased to be working closely with The Lighthouse Club and donate our ‘Gold Digger’ to the charity. We hope the auction is able to raise a significant amount of money for this worthy cause at what, I’m sure, will be a great anniversary event.’ 

Bill Hill, chief executive officer of the Lighthouse Club Charity, said: ‘As a charity, we heavily rely on the generosity of companies such as Kubota to continue to provide the support and advice construction workers and their families require in times of difficulty. 

‘We are very excited to have the Kubota ‘Gold Digger’ as our number one auction lot and I’m sure the piece of machinery will attract a lot of attention. Our 60th Anniversary Summer Ball is being held in conjunction with the Construction Plant-hire Association’s 75th anniversary, which should make for a memorable event.’ 

The Lighthouse Club’s online auction is now live; to place a bid on Kubota’s ‘Gold Digger’, visit:

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