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Calling all Kent moving companies!

Jun 01, 2012
Initiative to help collect donations for Pilgrims Hospices.

Ashford removals firm Move-it Channelmoving has teamed up with Pilgrims Hospices to help with the collection of donations of bric-a-brac, books and clothing to sell in their 30 shops across East Kent from people who are moving house.  Other removal firms in the area are invited to join the initiative.

Berin Riley at Move-it Channelmoving commented: “When we survey a property prior to a house move we always suggest to clients they only move the items they really want and to have a good sort out to dispose of the items they no longer need. We can now take along the Pack-it for Pilgrims boxes to enable them to do this and also collect them on moving day, or boxes can be returned directly to a Pilgrims Hospices shop.”

“We also find people have items of good quality furniture they no longer need and so we refer them directly to Pilgrims Hospice and their team who will come and collect large and heavy items for sale in their furniture stores.”

Chief Executive of Pilgrims Hospices Steve Auty explained: “We regularly invite local business people in to all three hospices to show them what we do and look for opportunities to work together creatively for the benefit of the charity and to build strong community relationships.  We met Berin Riley from Move-it Channelmoving who made this fantastic suggestion and we are excited about rolling it out to the community.”

“Berin will help us to encourage his colleagues from other removal companies to come on board and support the scheme so hopefully every house mover in East Kent will soon be offering Pack-it for Pilgrims boxes.  What’s great about the idea is that it makes donating really easy.  Every house move turns up a stack of books, some old ornaments or bric-a-brac that although was once loved, no longer have a place in a new home.”

Berin Riley concluded: “We are delighted to be helping Pilgrims Hospices and to support the fantastic work they do across East Kent.”

For more information about the Pilgrims Hospices Moving Day Collection go to  or

Photo: Berlin Riley of Move-it Channelmoving (left) and Steve Auty of Pilgrims Hospices.

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