Grant & Stone builds reputation with further sponsorship support
Published:  31 August, 2012

HIGH WYCOMBE: Grant & Stone has continued its support of a major hospice charity during the year with involvement in both the Hospice 10k Challenge, held in Chalfont St. Giles, and the inaugural Chiltern’s Cycle Challenge. 

The company, which operates 15 outlets throughout the Home Counties, has provided sponsorship and event support to IRGH – marking the organisation’s continuing involvement with the nursing care provider, which now extends over some seven years.

“We were delighted to work again with IRGH and believe that providing practical help for their fundraising events is particularly appropriate,” commented Darren House, Grant & Stone’s design and marketing manager at the company’s High Wycombe head office.

“In the case of the 10k Challenge, this included the provision of hi-abs as a means of providing gantries on the course which clearly reflects our own background in the building and construction industry. With the Chiltern’s Cycle Challenge, we were also delighted to supply support vehicles and high visibility vests for the marshals on the day. In addition to helping ensure cyclists’ safety, a donation was made towards event signage. High visibility jackets were also donated to the organisation’s night nursing team to ensure their safety when visiting patients in the dark – there being a clear link to our own commitment to health and safety.”

The involvement of one of the most established building supplies names in the area is of considerable significance to IRGH, as Corporate Fundraiser Linda Petrons explained: “Grant & Stone’s long standing involvement has helped us to ensure money raised at our events goes directly to providing patient care,” she says. “As a leading regional company in its field, we believe Grant & Stone’s commitment enhances the feeling of community spirit, and is a significant boost in the area in which both they and we operate. We cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for us.”

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