The Howarth Timber Group, which encompasses a network of 28 timber and builders merchant branches across the country, has produced a distinctive purple wheelbarrow that will raise much needed funds for a national children’s charity.
The wheelbarrow, which has a capacity of 85 litres, will retail for £33 with £2 from each sale being donated to Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
The Leeds-based timber group, which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, said the decision to produce the wheelbarrow for its nominated charity partner reflects its continued commitment to social responsibility.
Caroline Preston, head of business development at Caudwell Children, is delighted by the initiative. She said: “The Howarth Timber Group named us as their charity partner, for three years, in 2013. They have a real desire and dedication in supporting good causes and we’re thrilled with the thought that there could be an army of people, across the country, busying themselves in the garden with Caudwell Children’s very own purple wheelbarrow this summer.
“It will not only generate much needed cash, that will help us to deliver our services to even more disabled children, but will also promote the charity to Howarth Timber’s vast number of customers, many of whom may be unaware of the services that we provide!”
The purple gardening and building accessory, which matches Caudwell Children’s corporate colours, is just one of many ways in which Howarth Timber Group has supported the charity since 2013.
The charity has attended Howarth Timber corporate golf and cricket days, charity mountain climbs and a range of community events, in order to raise awareness of the charity.