Pink’s the colour for Yorkshire Gritters

Yorkshire Gritters unveils its Anniversary Gritter and its PINK!

Yorkshire Gritters has been keeping Businesses throughout the region Safe and free from ice and snow for 10 years now and to mark the Season ahead MD, Chris Johnson thought it would be nice not only to have a new Gritter but for it to be painted Pink and used to support Cancer Fundraising.

The idea was discussed with Vale engineering’s Managing Director, James Wilson who immediately embraced the idea stating, “We build Gritters that go all over the Country in various sizes and whilst we normally paint them in Highway Yellow we really thought Chris’s idea was awesome and seized the opportunity to help”.

The Vale TS1200 trailed Gritter (Which, incidentally is also designed and built in York) will complement an existing fleet that maintains private sites for Businesses/Factories and Medical sectors geographically from Liverpool across to Scunthorpe and down into Nottingham.

“Having recently lost my Father to Lung Cancer I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to get us and our customers behind raising some funds to help fight Cancer along with more grass routes Local Charities that really make a difference” stated Chris.

The Gritter has already gained a generous following on Social Media and it will be used throughout the Summer to promote the cause at various local and national events.

Customers will be given the option to have their name on the side of the gritter or donate anonymously with regular updates on the Yorkshire Gritters website.

Meanwhile ideas for suitable names for the UK’S First Pink Vale gritter are being sort, so get your thinking caps on! Email/tweet your suggestions to us.