The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) raised over £3,000 to share between the BMF’s nominated charity, The Teenage Cancer Trust, and the merchant industry charity, The Rainy Day Trust, at its largest ever annual Burns Supper held in Glasgow on 27 January.

The event, which celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, is now an established fixture for BMF Members north and south of the border. Over 300 people attended this year including senior representatives from the BMF, FMB, SNIPEF, NMBS, Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant, MKM Building Supplies, Howarth Timber, GPH Builders Merchants, Saint-Gobain, D. W. Nye, W Madden Builders Merchants and other merchants as guests of many of the major suppliers from within the industry.

John Newcomb, managing director of the BMF, said: “Once again the BMF’s Scottish region has organised a fantastic event. Our thanks go to sponsors SCA, Fakro, Marshalls, Stonemarket, Marley Plumbing & Drainage Solutions, Floplast, Natural Paving and Lundie Marketing, and to all those who donated raffle prizes for their generous support. We must also thank everyone who helped to raise such a fantastic sum for the two charities we are supporting throughout 2017.”