L to r: Coomers MD Grev Coomer presents a cheque to two of the Chainreaction participants.
Coomers raises funds for Chainreaction
Published: 16 February, 2015
Coomers Timber & Building Supplies has raised £2,431 for a local disabled charity group, thanks to the generosity of its customers and staff.
Chainreaction is based at the Kingsley Centre (near Coomers' Oakhanger and Bordon branches), where it has been established for over 25 years. The charity was adopted by Coomers in 2014, and throughout the year funds were raised at corporate events, in the store and through staff participation in the Great South Run in October.
Chainreaction provides personal development and support to disabled people, supporting them to make choices and take control of their lives. Meeting daily at the Centre, attendees have the chance to explore opportunities in their local community to gain work experience, develop new skills and to learn about themselves.
Coomers' nominated charity for 2015 is GUTS. Based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, this charity aims to improve the survival rates of people with bowel cancer through better screening, detection, treatment and care.