Leading Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, is handing over £6,000 to local charities in the first round of donations to come from its 25th anniversary fundraising initiative.
Martin-Brooks invited the eight smallest charities it is supporting to a special lunch event at its headquarters in Darnall, to give each of them a cheque for £750.
To celebrate 25 years in business, Martin-Brooks has pledged to raise £25,000 for charity by organising a series of individual and team fundraising events. As the firm is almost halfway to its target, the money raised so far is being distributed among the organisations it has chosen to assist.
The charities benefiting from this first £6,000 donation include Cavendish Cancer Care, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, Sheffield Talking News, The Rowan School, Windmill Hill Farm, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Amy’s Retreat and Norfolk Park Special School. The remaining money raised to date will be divided between the two larger organisations Martin-Brooks is supporting, Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre and Help for Heroes.
Martin-Brooks’ director, John Elmore, said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our charity lunch for taking the trouble to collect their donation in person. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the money we are raising will be put to good use. I am really proud of my colleagues, our friends and the suppliers who have already contributed to our 25th anniversary fund and this event has really inspired us to push on towards our £25,000 target.”