Charities and community groups in Watford are being given the chance to make a positive start to 2016 with a £1,000 boost to their funds.

To mark the official opening of its new branch in Watford on 16 March, builders’ merchant Selco Builders Warehouse is searching for three ‘saints’ to each receive the £1,000 windfall for their organisation.

Making an application is simple; individuals from charities and community groups in the Watford area are invited to explain, in 100 words or less, how the £1,000 would benefit them. Entries can be made by filling in a form on the Selco website and must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 29 February. 

Selco is no stranger to making large donations to worthy causes. The company’s nominated charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, which has benefited from over £260,000 following the fundraising efforts of Selco’s employees, suppliers and customers. Selco has set a target of reaching the £300,000 milestone by the end of 2016.

Andrew Colbourne, branch manager at Selco’s Watford branch, said: “We are delighted to mark the arrival of the Selco offering in Watford by providing this opportunity for charities and community groups in the area. So many organisations do such fantastic community work in and around Watford and we are very proud to be able to give them the chance to win a sum of money which can make a real difference.”

Selco’s new Watford branch will offer an extensive range of building materials, drainage, roofing, heating, plumbing and electrical products, a range of timber including a bespoke cutting service, doors and windows, ironmongery and fixings, decorating supplies, landscaping and fencing items as well as kitchen and bathroom showrooms plus Selco’s tool and plant hire service.”