Bosses at Newtown Waste Solutions and Skip Hire are making a statement in their bid to support Breast Cancer UK’s Think Pink campaign by having their new MAN trucks dressed in shocking pink.

And they are now hoping their statement vehicles will help bring in funds to help the charity fund essential research.

Martin McLindon, director of the Motherwell-based company, said: “This really is going to be something. We have the Think Pink branding all over these trucks and we might even be getting the drivers to wear pink hi-vis to go with it.

“We are backing Think Pink because it is such a worthwhile cause. So many people’s lives are touched by cancer and we know that every penny donated will go to helping fight this cruel disease.”

He added: “We knew the new trucks would be MAN enough for the job, and they will now spend the coming months going about their work promoting the charity.

“We will also be taking it to fundraising events and trade shows to help raise more cash and awareness.

“In fact, in September 2016 we will be taking it to the RWM exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, where at least one of them will be helping us with our fundraising.

“In the past I have done a number of cycle rides for our nominated charities, including riding from Edinburgh Castle to Buckingham Palace, but next year I am cycling to the exhibition in Birmingham, and I am hoping having a truck there will encourage some of our contacts to support our cause.”

Martin says he has not been short of volunteers to drive the specially liveried vehicles.

“At first I thought it would be difficult to get any of the lads to drive the pink truck, but the response was brilliant,” he said.

Thomas Griffin has been selected to drive the TGS on a daily basis and is keen to show support as both his mother and sister are battling cancer.

“We are hoping that both my mother, Mary, and sister, Brenda, are about to be told that they are in remission,” he said. “This is such a worthwhile cause I am happy to be driving the pink truck about and raising awareness. So Many people are affected by cancer these days.”

Newtown Waste and Skip Hire is gradually building on its fleet with MAN Truck & Bus UK.

Martin explained: “we have been dealing with MAN for about eight years now, and have just taken over a company. This new skiploader and hookloader are replacing vehicles that came from there and when the others need replacing they will be MAN.

“The MAN depot is only about two miles from where we are based and the service is second to none, and that is why we keep going back. We have an excellent working relationship with the staff there and our downtime is minimal thanks to all the technology.”