16 October 2021

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Time Running Out to Enter Bobcat Excavator Charity Raffle

There is just one week left to enter the draw for the charity raffle of a Bobcat E10z 1 tonne mini-excavator to raise proceeds for the charity, When You Wish Upon a Star. The Grand Raffle has been organised by long-standing Bobcat Dealer, Derby-based Butler Reynolds Ltd. Butler Reynolds is hoping for a final push to beat its target of raising £20,000 for the charity, which has over 130 Wishes for children living with life-threatening illnesses on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alexa Wigfield, Regional Fundraiser at When You Wish Upon a Star, which is based in Nottingham, said: “To receive a donation of this size will help us to continue granting magical Wishes. All children have Wishes but for these children and their families that Wish is so precious. Each Wish brings with it the opportunity to look forward to something very special, to forget about their often painful treatments and to simply be a child for the day, creating special treasured memories.”

A £25 Raffle Ticket Could Win You A New Excavator

To support this great cause, tickets in the Grand Raffle can be purchased by contacting Butler Reynolds by telephone on 01509 854144 or 01902 883088, or by purchasing tickets directly via the Butler Reynolds website at www.butlerreynolds.co.uk.

There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be bought. The latest date for entry is Monday 24th May 2021 and the Grand Raffle will be drawn on Friday 28th May 2021. As well as the E10z mini-excavator, the First Prize includes three buckets and a full three-year warranty for the machine. There are five Bobcat jackets up for grabs as Second Place Prizes and 10 Bobcat scale models can be won as Third Place prizes.

The When You Wish Upon a Star charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White, who was so inspired by a seriously ill four-year-old child with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse, that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children. The Wishes created by the charity have the power to transform the lives of the children and families they work with and since 1990, the charity has proudly granted over 17,500 Wishes across the UK.

For more information on the work of the When You Wish Upon a Star charity, visit the website at www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk. Here is a link to a video of the charity’s Lapland Trip in 2019: Lapland 2019 on Vimeo

Nigel Long, Director at Butler Reynolds, said: “The Wishes charity was one that my fellow Director, Heather Tormey and I have been aware of for some time now – we wanted to do something for children and help as many as we could with our donation. Working with Wishes, we thought the funds from the Grand Raffle could go a long way.”

The Bobcat E10z is a Very Desirable First Prize

With sales unabated and already past 11,000 units in the 12 years since it was launched, the Bobcat E10z is the market leader in the 1 tonne machine class. The E10z has a maximum digging depth of 1.82 m and a transport weight without attachment of 1077 kg, ensuring the machine is easy to transport.

In addition to the access provided by its retractable undercarriage reducing its width to only 710 mm, the integrated foldable TOPS (Tip Over Protective Structure) facilitates passage through openings with low headroom, for work inside buildings and in basements. Once the excavator is positioned and ready for work, the undercarriage on the E10z can be expanded to 1100 mm, for maximum stability in all working conditions.

The E10z has applications in many markets, including:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Utilities
  • Municipal
  • Agriculture

Over 40 Years of Experience in Machinery Sales

Butler Reynolds has over 40 years of experience in machinery sales and has two depots in Derby and Dudley, covering the East and West Midlands regions of the UK. As an Authorised Bobcat Dealer, Butler Reynolds is responsible for sales and service of Bobcat mini-excavators, skid-steer and compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders, small articulated loaders, telehandlers, light compaction and attachments in its area.

Butler Reynolds also offers a full selection of genuine Bobcat accessories and parts. Customers benefit from the company’s well-established on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. Butler Reynolds also offers flexible service agreements including 24 hours a day coverage, depending on the requirements of the customer. For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit www.bobcat.com