Merchant raises a cuppa for charity during national event

Published:  16 October, 2014

GPH Builders Merchants has raised hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity after taking part in a national fundraising event.

Staff from the north-east builders’ merchant took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Customers and staff joined together to enjoy a cuppa, accompanied by a selection of home bakes, while donating money to the charity, which offers advice and support to both people with cancer and their families.

A total of £650 was raised between the two branches in Westhill and Inverurie, thanks to the generosity of those who took part.

Additionally, the firm recently enjoyed a busy weekend exhibiting at the Scottish Home Show at the AECC.

Staff manned the company’s stand dressed in kilts to give a truly Scottish flavour to the event, which welcomed thousands of visitors across three days. The GPH team even had some VIP guests with visits from TV star, Lorraine Kelly, and celebrity builder, Tommy Walsh.

Sales and marketing director, Nikki Mortimer, said: “We had a great weekend at the Scottish Home Show and our kilted team handled plenty of enquiries.

“I am also delighted by the response to our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and would like to thank everyone who participated for helping us raise a fantastic amount for this deserving charity.”

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