RJC Plant Services received a One Big Thank You Award

RJC Plant Services Ltd, the Church Fenton based waste management company received a special surprise when they were awarded a One Big Thank You on Thursday’s episode of The One Show.

In recognition for their good deeds and community spirit shown to local residents and charities over the last few years, co-founders and directors of the company, Chris Jackson and John Harrison were in shock as the award was revealed.

The North Yorkshire firm received a visit from Britain’s strongest man, Paul Smith under the guise he was shooting material for his new website involving pulling one of their grab wagons, before Chris and John were informed they had been nominated for a One Big Thank You on the popular BBC show.

The overwhelmed pair were greeted by cheers from family, friends and recipients of their acts of random kindness, along with special messages of thanks from Top Gear’s Paddy McGuiness and England rugby legend, Jonny Wilkinson.

Chris Jackson said: “When we were told Paul Smith wanted to come to the yard for a promo shoot, we were really delighted, and didn’t have a clue it could be for anything else! Admittedly as the filming went on and we had to don the green morph suits, we did ask a few times if this was something for You’ve Been Framed!”

John adds: “We are honestly so surprised and couldn’t believe it when Paddy McGuiness and Jonny Wilkinson appeared on screen saying our name! We are so grateful to everyone who was involved and really do appreciate the thank you as we didn’t expect it at all. We are just pleased we can help others when we can and make a positive difference.”

The firm were recognized for acts of kindness including donating 50 afternoon teas to elderly residents of the village, hosting a party for teachers at the local village school, donating 1000 meals to two dog charities, raising funds through Total Warrior Challenges for Holly Bank Trust and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and recently donating a defibrillator to Church Fenton village.

RJC Plant Services are also finalists for the BBC Radio York Make A Difference Awards in the Good Neighbour category which are announced on the 16th September.

The episode featuring RJC Plant Services can be watched again on the BBC IPlayer.