Champion’s champion set for daring challenges

Published:  21 June, 2016

In celebration of Champion Timber’s 10th store opening in Weybridge on Tuesday 28 June, the yard sales manager of the new branch – Kraig Seymour – will be taking on two daring fundraising challenges over the summer.

Mr Seymour will first be tackling a 100 metre abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth harbour. His second challenge will be a parachute jump. As Champion Timber is keen to be involved in the Weybridge community, Mr Seymour has chosen to fundraise for local cause Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

The official opening of the Weybridge branch takes place on 28 June. “Goody bags”, special deals and free refreshments will be on offer on the day, and a representative from Shooting Star Chase will be on hand to talk about the charity.

Mr Seymour said: “I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and terror at the thought of completing these two challenges – more so the Spinnaker Tower abseil funnily enough. But I just keep reminding myself where the fundraised money is going, to help Shooting Star Chase, and it makes me feel humble. I’m looking forward to my role as yard sales manager at the new Weybridge branch too and these challenges are a great way to kick it all off.”

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.