To mark the opening of Selco's latest branch in Orpington, south London, the 2018 world darts champion Rob Cross took on customers and colleagues in special challenges, while the company made £4,000-worth of donations.

Two local organisations, the Chris Aked Foundation and Orpington Eagles Football Club, received £1,000 each, the latter in building materials to help renovate the pavilion and changing rooms at its pitch.

Selco’s nominated charity for 2020 Global’s Make Some Noise - which helps small projects that support disadvantaged children, young people and their families who are living with illness, disability or a lack of opportunity - will receive £2,000 which will be focussed on supporting projects in and around the south east.

2018 world darts champion Rob Cross with Selco Orpington team

2018 world darts champion Rob Cross with Selco Orpington team.

Howard Luft, Selco’s Chief Executive, said: “It’s been an incredibly busy start to the year and the Orpington branch opening is one of our major landmarks for the early part of 2020.

“London and other areas of the south east of England has been a real success story for Selco over recent years and we are delighted to open another new branch in the region.

“We are also very aware of the importance of being a genuine multi-channel builders merchant and the launch of our new website last month is proving extremely popular and strengthening our offering further.”