EVERY CHILD NEEDS CHRISTMAS
Planet Logistics are proud to be supporting Every Child Needs Christmas in their logistics needs in the run up to Christmas. This is a local organisation who are collecting gifts to be distributed to children who would otherwise have nothing at Christmas. Started by a couple of mums in Weston Super Mare it has really taken off over the last 4 years with thousands of gifts expected to be donated this year. Last year they even had to pay for a hire van from their own pocket to collect and distribute the gifts donated. With some local support they are looking to wrap all these gifts on the weekend of the 8th ready for distribution the following week. You can find out a little more about this worthy cause below:https://www.facebook.com/childsxmas/ Our GIFT LIST can be accessed here- http://amzn.to/2fohJlT Our DROP OFF locations can be accessed here- https://goo.gl/xQYGlh
Planet Earth (is 4,600 million years old)
If we condense this inconceivable timespan into an understandable concept, we can liken the Earth to a person of forty-six years of age. Nothing is known about the first seven years of this person's life and, whilst only scattered information exists about the middle span, we know that only at the age of forty-two did the Earth begin to flower. Dinosaurs and the great reptiles did not appear until one year ago, when the planet was forty-five. Mammals arrived only eight months ago; in the middle of last week man-like apes evolved into ape-like men and at the weekend the last ice age enveloped the Earth. Modern man has been around for four hours.During the last hour man discovered agriculture.The Industrial Revolution began just a minute ago. In the last nanosecond Planet Logistics Sameday Couriers have successfully collected and delivered your latest urgent shipment.
BRISTOL BALLOON FIESTA
Another year gone and the 39th Balloon Fiesta has arrived. Like many people I have lived in the area for much of my life and it wasn’t until 2015 that I attended the fiesta. I was lucky enough to be there on the Friday night for the night glow, and what an occasion it was. Now the biggest balloon fiesta of its type in Western Europe it attracts around 500 000 people to Bristol over the 4 days, and it is free to attend (if you don’t park on site) which does really appeal to me! (Eds: Tight!) From the humble beginnings where the only balloons to take off where the familiar upside-down pear shape to the present day when 150 balloons of different designs are there to behold, including motorbikes, pallets, galleons, the world cup, and all manner of shaped craft taking off from Ashton Court. As well as many different shapes there are balloons from many countries across Europe and further afield, a truly multicultural get together. You can get more involved with the option of a trip in a balloon, with just a big basket to keep you safe up in the tranquil surroundings of fellow balloonists, with just the clouds to keep you company. It makes for a memorable experience or so I am told…… it is still on my bucket list. A tranquil method of transport, whilst most enjoyable, it is not the preferred method if you are looking to get something from A – B with any urgency, especially if you are at the mercy of the wind!! You can’t take off or land if the wind is too strong and if the wind isn’t there you can’t go too far, apart from up and down, but still a fabulous experience. In 2015 a solar powered balloon took off on its inaugural flight, you can’t get much more environmentally friendly than that. I guess there are many ways of getting around but few can compare with the trusty van when moving urgent items for business. Given its range, directional and speed control capabilities, it still represents a great way to move items especially when managed by Planet Logistics.
Riiddy makes history for Gloucester and becomes King of England
On Sunday 16th July 2017 Akeem Ennis-Brown or Riiddy as he is known to friends made boxing history for the city of Gloucester as he was was crowned King of England in the Super-Lightweight division, dethroning hometown fighter and vastly more experienced Glenn Foot with a masterful display of skill and heart. With over 80 fans making the long trip to the North-East for a Sunday afternoon showdown at Sunderland’s stadium of light and a journey for Riiddy alongside coach Jon Pitman that began several years ago with many ups and downs, this was the platform set for Riiddy to truly make a statement and put his name on the radar of British boxing for all to take notice. The home fans on arrival at the stadium had no doubt their man Foot was going to win comfortably and go onto bigger things, BUT, what they did not expect was a deafening noise created from the south-west fans and a fighter who we all believe in to show a maturity well beyond his 21 years, combined with blistering hand speed, mesmerising footwork and the heart of a lion at times making Foot look like a “novice”, swinging wildly and missing with 4,5 and 6 punch combinations like a scene from Hollywood film the Matrix. The home crowd were soon silenced as thoughts of their man having a relatively easy nights work not quite going to plan. Riiddy started the fight with supreme confidence keeping Foot at length with his rangy jab and light footwork, constantly finding his opponents face. Every time Foot tried to pressure Riiddy he produced 2 and 3 punch combinations to stop his man getting close and then was away for Foot to be hitting nothing but fresh air. It wasn’t until round 7 when Foot started to apply some real pressure to Riiddy and land a handful of clean shots, unfazed and unhurt, Riiddy stuck to his game plan and picked Foot off to stop any momentum building. To his credit and with a record of 20-1 (before Sunday) Foot showed real heart and never became dejected when he couldn’t hit what he couldn’t see, potentially rounds 7-8 and a debatable round 9 could have been given to Foot as he knew a knockout was his only hope of retaining his title. Riiddy kept himself out of range and trouble in 10th to take the final round and it was left to the judges’ scorecards.As the away fighter and on the champions hometurf, Riiddy, his corner team and fans awaited the scorecards with the hope the judge’s had scored it as everybody had seen the fight and a unanimous points win for our pugilistic genius. When the MC for the night announced a majority decision of scorecards reading 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95 the crowd were a little stunned, but, then the words “AND THE NEW” sent everyone into pandemonium that our man had done it and was crowned English Super-Lightweight champion!!! A dejected but very humble Glenn Foot congratulated Riiddy on a superb victory as he made his way out of the ring, leaving Riiddy, his corner team and “Barmy Army” to strap the belt on and start the celebrations! An incredible achievement by Riiddy and everyone involved with his coaching and guidance to the path he is well and truly on now to hopefully greater nights like Sunday, a little closer to home next time would be nice, but I am sure the “Riiddy Riiddy Army” will travel wherever and whenever to support this humble, polite young man with an ever growing reputation. Riiddy not only becoming Gloucester’s first ever Professional English title holder, but, at 21 years old one of the youngest ever to win the belt. Riiddy, Jon Pitman and the coaching team have well and truly put Gloucester on the boxing map. Planet Logistics are extremely proud to be one of Riiddys sponsors and cannot wait to see where this win takes him on his journey.
Will Riiddy make history on 16th July 2017?!
Akeem Ennis Brown or “Riiddy” as he is known to friends, has the chance to make boxing history for the city of Gloucester on July 16th 2017 at Sunderland FC’s stadium of light, by becoming the first ever professional boxer from the city to win an English title. Riiddy has earned a title shot for the English Super-Lightweight belt after an emphatic and comprehensive victory over the previously undefeated Freddy Kiwitt back in November 2016 at the famous York Hall. It has been a little wait for Riiddy to get his chance and under new management of MTK they have delivered. The highly talented and slick southpaw will be up against his toughest challenge yet when he takes on Glenn Foot from Sunderland who boasts a record of 20 wins and only 1 defeat since turning professional in 2010 that defeat coming against current European and WBC International welterweight champion Sam Eggington. With his goal of achieving great things in the world of boxing and at the tender age of 21, a record of 8 wins and 0 defeats, this title will hopefully be the first stop on his way to the top. Riiddy is no stranger to pitting his talent and wits against any man in the ring as he has been regularly sparring with the likes of Ricky Burns (3-weight World Champion), Lee Selby (current IBF World Champion), Ohara Davies and Conor Benn to name a few. Under the guidance and tutorage of Jon Pitman at Fight Factory, Riiddy has come a long way since a young youth walked into the gym several years ago to learn to box and help to give him focus against the distractions a lot of young kids fall into the hands off, steering him away from a life that could have been so different to the direction it appears to be heading right now. Boxing in the West Country is on the up and Riiddy needs all the support he can. As a prospect he has to combine training 3 times a day, a job and being a relatively new Dad, with ticket sales and sponsors to finance his rise up the ranks and continue to get noticed for these chances to come along. At Planet Logistics we are extremely proud to be one of Riiddy’s sponsors and encourage the whole of Gloucester and boxing fans across the country to get behind him. Tickets will be available from Riiddy and Jon Pitman very soon so let’s take a travelling army of fans up to Sunderland as we did before to York Hall, create that atmosphere and noise to let him know that we are all very much behind him and that he is not alone on this road to greatness.
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