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Vending Industry raises £13,000

for EdUKaid A total of £13,000 was raised in support of children’s charity, EdUKaid, at the ‘Great Vending Get Together Ball’. The annual event hosted by Tim and Sarah

Varney from Revive Vending was held at the Haven Hotel in Sandbanks. This was the 8th charity ball and auction in support of EdUKaid, a small charity providing much needed education to young children in one of the poorest regions in Tanzania. The evening began with a presentation by Revive Vending’s managing director and chair of

EdUKaid Tim Varney showing images of EdUKaid’s work in Tanzania. Tim was able to show guests the impact the vending industry has achieved through their generosity over the past eight years including pictures of a new classroom funded through proceeds from last year’s event. After a three-course dinner, NIVO’s managing director Graham Kingaby conducted an auction including items donated by Benders Paper Cups, Graddon Vending and Tower Leasing. Guests were able to buy colourful balloons giving them the chance to win champagne or a souvenir from Tanzania. Inspired by Tim’s presentation three companies pledged to sponsor pre-primary classes for the coming year providing an education for nearly 500 children. Tim was also presented with a cheque for £1,000 from NIVO and £1,300 from Automatic Vending Services – both companies have supported the charity for a number of years. Tim said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of my colleagues in the industry – year after

year they show incredible support for EdUKaid’s work changing the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged children. This charity is very close to my and Sarah’s hearts – we have seen for ourselves the incredible impact that EdUKaid achieves and the difference that the vending industry is achieving by supporting events like this one.” In the eight years since the event began, the vending industry has raised over £125,000 and a number of vending supporters have undertaken individual challenges in aid of the charity. This support has dramatically improved the lives of thousands of children in one of the most remote areas of Tanzania.

4 Aces targets water cup market

Disposable cup supplier, 4 Aces has launched a 7 oz cold version of its signature swirl paper vending cup, aimed specifically at the water industry, as an alternative to plastic cups. The new, blue and white Aqua swirl is expected to generate a following from those who are

making a move from the usual plastic products associated with water coolers and dispensers. It should also appeal to those who want their offering to stand out. The design has proven popular in the vending industry, with its established red and gold

swirl, thanks to its feel and trouble free vend and 4 Aces is now hoping there will be a similar pick up in the water industry. David Blake, sales director of 4 Aces explains: “This is one of our company’s signature designs and so was a natural choice to carry across as a paper alternative to plastic cold cups. “We’ve altered the colours to reflect the likely contents that the cup will carry and are hoping that our water customers will embrace this new offering.” 4 Aces has increased its supply of printed cups in recent

years, in line with demand, as more and more customers are requesting a quality drink in a cup that stands out. The company is now delivering greater amounts of its eye- catching, creative product lines to a variety of distributors and water cooler and vending operators.

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