Sheffield-based roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, has donated the latest portion of its 25th anniversary charity fund to Help for Heroes.
Jeremy Martin, one of the leading roofing firm’s founding directors, handed over a cheque for £3,000 to Kevin Mitchell, Help for Heroes county co-ordinator for South and West Yorkshire.
Mr Martin said: “We have undertaken a range of fundraising events to celebrate our 25th anniversary, but the wartime dinner we hosted was one of the most popular and well supported. It seemed only fitting, therefore, that a portion of the money donated to our charity fund should benefit the excellent work of Help for Heroes and I am sure it will be put to extremely good use.”
To mark 25 successful years in business, Martin-Brooks pledged to raise £25,000 for a range of good causes and the firm is now more than halfway to its target. Much of the money collected has already been distributed locally and this latest donation takes the total given away so far to more than £10,000.
Help for Heroes provides support to service men and women wounded in action. County co-ordinator, Kevin Mitchell, added: “I would like to thank everyone at Martin-Brooks for their generosity and enthusiasm for the work we do. It is really encouraging to see a firm taking such an active role in the community and making an effort to help so many people locally. I wish them every success in reaching their £25,000 target.”
Help for Heroes is the only national charity to benefit from Martin-Brooks’ fundraising. The firm is also supporting local organisations, Cavendish Cancer Care, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, Sheffield Talking News, The Rowan School, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Amy’s Retreat, Norfolk Park Special School and the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN).