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Do you remember the viral phenomenon that was sweeping the world back in 2014 called the Ice Bucket Challenge? Ice cold water was tipped over the heads of wiling volunteers in order to raise awareness and money for research into a cure for Motor Neurone Disease or MND.  We are proud to say that we also took part in the ice bucket challenge and are also pleased to say that our combined efforts have made a breakthrough in the journey to find a cure.

MND Gene Breakthrough

We at Colin Batt Removals, as did everyone else, took the ice bucket challenge to raise money to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. Motor Neurone Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal and rapidly progressive degenerative disease that affects the spinal cord and brain. The good news is that the research funded by the challenge has identified a new gene that contributes to the disease.

Worldwide Phenomenon

Millions of people took part in the challenge. 17 million people uploaded videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge to Facebook and those videos were watched by 440 million people. $115 million was raised worldwide, an amazing achievement which was all down to the generosity and good will of people from all around the globe. It is quite amazing to feel we were a very small part in a worldwide phenomenon that has touched so many lives.

Some people viewed the Ice Bucket Challenge as a stunt but the money from the challenge has funded six separate research projects. This research has made a break through that could eventually lead to a cure. A gene, NEK 1, has been found to contribute to inherited cases of MND. Scientists are now working on a gene therapy to treat this debilitating disease.

Time for A Cure for MND

Unfortunately, Motor Neurone Disease kills around a third of all people within a year of diagnosis and over half in 2 years. Something needs to be done and a cure cannot be found quick enough for all the people affected by the disease. We hope that our small actions combined with those of the rest of the word will make a difference and move us forward in our fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Well done to all who took part in and generously donated to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Learn more about the disease and the fight for a cure at these two sites

House Removals Reviews 2016

We received some great feedback on our house removals service over the Christmas period. We always try and deliver a house move that exceeds expectations so it is always great to hear that our customers think so to. Whatever type of house removal you need you can be sure of a great service from Colin Batt Removals; just read the feedback.

Removals Reviews

Tonbridge, Kent

One man, Wilfred arrived in a van on Thursday and quietly packed the contents, finishing at 1.30pm. On Friday Steve and his partner packed everything quickly including many pots of plants. They worked hard & efficiently, and were finished about 11.15am. I was impressed with the care taken in the packing and emptying the contents in my new home quickly but carefully, finishing quite early in the afternoon. I am glad I chose Colin Batt Removals.

Canterbury, Kent

I can’t praise Colin Batt’s staff highly enough. The xxxx men arrived promptly at 8 a.m. on our moving day, they introduced themselves and were all smartly dressed in the firm’s t-shirts and trousers, and each one of them was extremely polite. Amazingly, all our possessions were carefully loaded and then equally carefully unloaded and then equally carefully unloaded at the new house by approx 4 p.m. The boys were good humoured, polite, very careful with our property and I would recommend them unreservedly.

Dorking, Kent

The move went very smoothly and the guys were polite & helpful – thank you.

Canterbury, Kent

The team from Colin Batt Removals moved us very recently to our new home and they were absolutely amazing. Everything went like clockwork from start to finish and this was a massive help during a quite stressful time. The boys were wonderful, taking much care of our furniture and belongings. We would honestly employ them again should we need to and we can highly recommend this professional, caring and just brilliant removal company.

To guarantee we have the skills and experience to deliver on any type of removal, we conduct regular removals training covering every aspect of the job. You may need a piano moving, your china and glass packing, fine art or antiques storage, export and shipping or just a normal house move within the UK. Whatever you need we are dedicated and committed to be the best removal company in the UK. We feel this is why we get such great feedback from all of the house moves we do.

Happy New Year to everyone from Colin Batt Removals, may 2017 bring you health, wealth and happiness.



House Removal Reviews February 2016

We are really pleased to say we have had some fantastic house removal reviews from our customers from Kent in February 2016. A big thank you to all the customers who took the time to give us this feedback. We really appreciate the feedback and overall 99% of our customers would recommend our house removal and piano moving services to their family and friends.

It is always great to receive positive comments but we want to hear all comments, good or bad. This is why all of our reviews are collated and verified by an independent company, Reference Line. This allows us to continuously challenge ourselves to improve our removals service. You can read all of our house removal reviews by following the link in the footer or clicking here – House Removal Reviews.

House Removal Reviews February 2016

Here are the reviews we received in February 2016:

Colin Batt Removals_Review_Maidstone_KENT_20160216Maidstone House Removal

Great service from the office staff and the team of guys who worked really hard on the day.





House Removal Reviews TenterdenTenterden House Removal

Excellent service from Colin Batts







House Removal Reviews MaidstoneMaidstone House Removal

The team were very courteous, helpful and flexible. they were very professional with removal of all items from the house. The move ‘in’ went equally well and flexibility and meeting our requirements was a key point of the success.




House Removal Reviews GillinghamGillingham House Removal

The team were terrific.







House Removal Reviews MaidstoneMaidstone House Removal

Very helpful. Dismantled big furniture pieces and reassembled where needed. Guys were courteous and listened to my needs and wants. Thank you!





Using the House Removal Reviews

Choosing a house mover is a tough job. Independent reviews help you to gain a true picture of a company’s performance. Always ask for references or search online for any removals ratings or reviews. Any reputable removal company, such as members of the British Association of Removers, will have a customer feedback procedure in place and will be able to show you their customers’  comments. Use these to help down-select the removal companies you like and then get a minimum of 3 quotes from different companies for your move.


Charity Walk for Pilgrims Hospice

Congratulations to our Removals Office Manager, Emily Martin. She has recently completed a moonlight charity walk around the city of Canterbury, Kent to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospice. Emily completed the 3km charity walk in under 40 minutes and helped raise £16,000 so far for the Pilgrims Hospice.

Charity WalkNight Charity Walk

Emily started the charity walk with over 800 people dressed in bright fluorescent colours and some even had fairy lights on. Moving from Dane John Gardens the route passed Fenwicks, took in Canterbury Cathedral, Kings School and the Marlowe Theatre, loitered at the Canterbury Tales before finishing where it all began.

Pilgrims Hospice

The Pilgrims Hospices provide end of life care across Kent at sites in Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet. This vital care is provided free of charge to some of the neediest and vulnerable in our society. Over 2300 people are referred to the Hospice every year to help them and their families deal with their life-limiting illnesses.

Charity Walk Canterbury KentIt costs £20 an hour to provide care for one person and we are elated that the moonlight walk has contributed to approximately 800 hours of nursing care. Overall the Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise in excess of £12 million a year to continue providing services across east Kent. Over 80p in every £1 raised is spent on patient care, which for the those facing incurable illness is priceless support.


You can help by donating or raising money through many ways. Pilgrims Hospices organises its own series of fundraising events throughout the year and these include sponsored cycle rides, night time themed walks, cake baking, bonded places in marathons and events for young people. These are all described on the Pilgrims Hospice website. Alternatively, you can donate any unwanted furniture, books or clothes to one of the Pilgrims’ 34 shops that are located across east Kent.

Charity Walk - Canterbury KentWith everyone’s help, the priceless services that Pilgrims Hospice deliver for the people of Kent can continue and remain free to patients. Well done to Emily for supporting this truly worthy cause and for completing the moonlight walk. We wish the Pilgrims Hospice well and thank them for supporting our local community. To learn more about supporting or donating to Pilgrims Hospice check out their website –

Removal Reviews & Testimonials

Removal reviewsThanks to all our customers who have given us invaluable removal reviews and feedback over the last year. The word picture above gives you a feel of the great reputation we have in the removals industry. This feel these words are a reflection of the effort and attention we put into each and every house removal.

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Your endorsements are the bedrock of our business and we are pleased to say that the majority of our work comes from your recommendations. Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to provide house removal feedback, we truly appreciate it. Currently 99% of our customers would recommend us, a statistic we are hugely proud of.

Removers_Removals_Review_KENT_2015Independent Recommendations

All our removal reviews are independently collated and verified. Good or bad the reviews are made public and give a true reflection of our performance. You can read all our testimonials and feedback at Every single comment and letter is included so that you can get the full picture of our house removal reputation. We want to improve and we can only do that if we listen to all customer comments and feedback.

The crew worked tirelessly and were always helpful and polite. Altogether excellent service.

Continuous Improvement

We continually strive to improve so that we can provide an unrivalled removals service. Your views help us with this and allow us to refine our house and piano removals service to help future customers move house more easily. For instance, we now provide a house cleaning service to take away that headache from your moving day.

Thanks again to everyone who has chosen Colin Batt Removals to move house and to those of you who took the time to write removal reviews – our business would not be the same without your support. We look forward to continuing to provide highly recommended house removals and to deliver on our motto ‘Where Service is Key’.

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