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Travis Perkins and Irwin saw the pink charity benefit

Builders merchant Travis Perkins has teamed up with IRWIN Tools to launch a limited edition pink handled handsaw to raise money for its two partner charities, Breast Cancer Campaign and Children’s Hospices UK.

Travis Perkins and Irwin saw the pink charity benefit

The IRWIN Jack 880 is well known for its universal use and multiple applications, but now there’s a version of the standard IRWIN Jack 880 20in with a pink handle.

The saw is exclusive to Travis Perkins and is now available to buy in dump bins across more than 600 branches nationwide. For each saw that is sold, 68p will go to the company’s partner charities, Breast Cancer Campaign and Children’s Hospices UK.

Travis Perkins launched a pink theme in 2010, which began by re-spraying 12 of its delivery trucks bright pink. Branches across the country are taking it in turn to use the trucks in their local area when they are fundraising. Such was the success of the trucks that further pink themed items have been sold including hard hats, carpenters pencils, tape measures, wheel barrows, and now handsaws.

Ian Church, managing director, Travis Perkins Midlands, and chairman of the Travis Perkins charity committee, said: “The pink campaign has been a roaring success, and helped us raise nearly £470,000 for our partner charities last year; a total we intend to smash the half-million target this year.

“The sale of the handsaws, together with the huge variety of fundraising activities and challenges we have already completed and have still yet to do, will help us hit our target.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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