Dunmow Waste Management of Chelmsford is using its flagship Volvo FH-540 tractor unit to promote the UK’s leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of and vital funds for the global research effort into the genetic disorder CDKL5. As such, the livery on the nearside of the vehicle is dedicated to the charity. The truck was supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London.
The Globetrotter-cabbed double-drive FH-540 tractor unit is used to haul the company’s Titan walking floor trailer for the transport of mixed recycling waste and black bag waste.

Managing Director at Dunmow Waste Management, Sam Malins says: “The CDKL5 UK (www.curecdkl5.org) charity is very close to our hearts as our daughter, Evie – also known as ‘Puds’ – was diagnosed with the condition by specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in May 2012 when she was just two years of age. Since being diagnosed, Evie has achieved many things and made some very special friends.”

Great Ormond Street hospital has been incredibly supportive and Evie has recently had a VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) installed – a small device, like a pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to the brain through a nerve in the neck, which helps with seizures. She has learnt to hold her bottle and drink through a straw and make lots of lovely noises.”

Sam says: “We’ve been involved with CureCDKL5 for two years now and carrying the charity’s artwork on our trucks is a very simple thing to do, but one that I hope will raise awareness right across Essex and into Hertfordshire. We decided to put the livery on one of each of our different types of trucks, so it appears on one of our 4×2 skip trucks, on one of our Volvo FMX roll-on/roll-off container trucks and of course on the Volvo FH. We have also ordered four Volvo FL 4×2 skip trucks, one of which I’m sure will incorporate the charity’s artwork in the livery.”