The Savannah Project team poses with the distinctive Genie Z-45 boom lift.

The Savannah Project team poses with the distinctive Genie Z-45 boom lift.

Leading European and Middle East market powered access company Lavendon Group has announced a partnership with the international science and conservation charity The Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

The collaboration, named the Savannah Project, will provide opportunities for the group UK arm, Nationwide Platforms, to support ZSL’s wildlife conservation work around the world.

In the past six months a multidisciplinary team from Lavendon Group and Nationwide Plaftorms has been working on the project.

From 1 October, a Genie Z-45 boom lift hand painted with the characteristic markings of a giraffe will be made available for hire on the UK market. All the rental revenues it generates will be donated to ZSL. Industry leaders throughout the UK are being encouraged to take part, by renting the lift and supporting this worthy cause.

CEO Don Kenny said: “Lavendon Group has an active corporate and social responsibility programme, and for 2015 we wanted to do something different. Teaming up with ZSL to create a giraffe boom lift is a great opportunity for ourselves, and our customers and partners, to help us donate to a good cause while meeting their working at height needs.”

Sandra Crewe, head of corporate partnerships at ZSL, added: “We were both delighted and intrigued when Lavendon Group initially approached us with this idea. As soon as we witnessed the passion and dedication that had already gone into the proposal, we knew this would be a fantastic partnership.”

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