Grafton and its businesses are proud to support a range of community and charity initiatives both in Group Office locations and through the branch network. Colleagues around the Group took part in a wide range of fundraising and volunteering activity during the year, raising a total of over £500,000.

During 2020 Selco colleagues raised over £100,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise, an organisation that supports small charities across the UK working with children and young people living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Woodie’s raised €416,000 for their four nominated charities – Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, ISPCC Childline, Down Syndrome Ireland and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, bringing the total raised by the campaign to €1.97m over the past six years.

Leyland and GDC Paints were delighted to raise £24,278 for Macmillan Cancer Support through their ‘Add a pound for Macmillan’ campaign which ran in October. The initiative asked customers to increase the value of their purchase by £1 to make a donation to the charity and the money raised will help Macmillan provide vital support for those in need.

Colleagues across the Grafton Group plc Corporate Offices raised a total of over £14,000 for their nominated charities through a range of initiatives throughout the year. Grafton Group colleagues also walked 10,000km during November to raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland and Mad Hatter’s Children’s Charity.

Chadwicks Group colleagues walked 150,353,618 steps as part of their ChadWalks Challenge, raising a total of €25,000 for four Irish charities: Irish Cancer Society, Children’s Health Foundation Temple Street, Field of Dreams (Cork) and Penny Dinners (Cork). CPI Mortars also held a step challenge in September raising £1,000 for their nominated charity St Clare Hospice.

The Ballymoney branch of MacBlair was delighted to help Balnamore Primary School by donating free paint for their new discovery room.

Polvo BV collaborated with the Slim Langer Thuis healthcare infrastructure program on the installation of smart access solutions for home care clients, allowing authorised home care workers to enter the homes of clients by mobile phone, reducing the risk of Covid-19 contamination.

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