boosts charity fundraiser with signed Liverpool shirt

Published:  18 July, 2014 has supported charity fundraising efforts by donating a Liverpool football shirt signed by captain Steven Gerrard.

The company donated the prize to the Darlington branch of MKM, which has been raising money for Cancer Research and St Teresa's Hospice during the World Cup. The signed football shirt raised £300 for the charities through a silent auction.

Danny English of MKM Darlington, said: "We’re delighted with the football shirt has donated and the £1,200 total it has helped us to raise for these great causes.

"The item has been a real talking point and attracted high bids from football fans, including winner Gary Fitzgerald, who is a regular customer of ours and was keen not to miss out on this rare opportunity to own a signed Steven Gerrard shirt.

"We also held a number of raffles and a sweep stake throughout the tournament for our chosen charities, which we fundraise for during every major international football competition."

Pete Toghill, commercial director at said his company were pleased the contribution made such an impact: "We are always happy to lend our support to worthwhile causes and to the fundraising efforts of the companies we work alongside."

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.