Jewson goes green and pledges support for Barnardo's
Published: 27 May, 2011
COVENTRY: Jewson has announced the launch of its new two-year 'together' charity partnership with Barnardo's.
The new partnership, which also covers Jewson's sister building distribution companies, was celebrated with a launch event at the head office in Binley, which marked the start of the 'Go Green' week of fundraising activities – aimed at kicking off proceedings in a big way. Activities include a cricket match, a five-mile run as well as a chance for Jewson employees to display their skills in a week long football competition.
Peter Hindle MBE, managing director of Jewson who received his honour for founding the pioneering 'together' programme attended the launch event. "As part of our commitment to sustainable development, Jewson has a long and well established tradition of supporting many local community projects and charities," he explained.
"Our staff are incredibly enthusiastic about our new partnership with Barnardo's and have already started planning some truly inspiring fundraising events and activities with our customers and suppliers. Across Jewson and our sister building distribution brands we have over 900 branches and 11,000 employees so this adds up to a powerful ability to give a real boost to the essential children’s services provided by Barnardo’s."