The Harrogate branch of Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has doubled its community project prize after they were won over with the good work of two worthy causes.
They set up the competition with the aim of finding a worthy cause for £1,750 worth of building materials, with further prizes for runners up.
But the quality of the entries made meant that Howarth Timber’s panel of judges selected two causes to benefit from the full £1,750 prices to spend on building materials to benefit their organisations.
Katy Smith runs a ‘Forest School’ programme at Meadowside Community Primary School in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. The programme provides school children with experiences such as tree climbing, den building, campfire cooking and other activities to promote confidence and self esteem in young people.
Howarth Timber will be supplying her with fencing, decking, railway sleepers, bark chippings and all the tools required to reclaim an area of rough ground next to the school field and turn it into an ideal space to run her programme.
Charity Autism Angels has also won £1,750 of building materials which will be used to refurbish a stable which is used as a learning area for autistic children.
Autism Angels have been providing children and families in Kearby with support for autism, behavioural and social difficulties for 18 months and the prize of timber cladding, new woodwork to replace rotten timbers, flooring and paint supplies with help to provide its services in a safe environment.