Loose change builds up

GPH staff raised �1,500 for charity by gathering small change in a builder's hat at one of their branches.
GPH staff raised �1,500 for charity by gathering small change in a builder's hat at one of their branches.
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A NORTH-EAST builders merchants has proved that the smallest of donations can go a long way by raising £1500 for charity from loose change.

GPH Builders Merchants gathered the money over the past few years after customers and staff began throwing change into an upturned builder’s hat on the sales counter at the Westhill branch.

The company, which also has a branch in Inverurie, has been operating in the North-east for 30 years for both trade and retail customers and is passionate about the local community and supporting local causes.

The funds will be shared equally between Macmillian Cancer Support, Cornerstone and Bushbells, which were selected as beneficiaries by the staff and customers.

GPH sales and marketing director Nikki Mortimer said: “The money was collected in store from small donations and we are all thrilled at the amount that we have raised for the charities.

The money is going to great causes - the funds raised for Macmillian Cancer Support and Cornerstone will stay in the Grampian area, whereas the Bushbell Charity will help the maintenance of a school in Kenya.”

GPH Builders Merchants offers extensive ranges of building supplies including landscaping, timber and joinery, roofing, civils, clothing and safety wear, power tools, plumbing and plant and tool hire.