Kellaway Building Supplies confirmed as the official laptop sponsor of Bristol Rugby

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Long term partner of Bristol Rugby, Kellaway Building Supplies have been confirmed as the official laptop sponsor ahead of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership campaign. This campaign will provide significant exposure for the builder’s merchant and help to maximize their potential support.

The company’s branding will feature on the laptops of the coaching staff and performance analysis team on all match days. You can check them out for yourself on Saturday 3rd September in Bristol Rugby vs Harlequins on BT Sport.

“It’s great to see Kellaway continuing to develop their partnership with Bristol Rugby in the new season,” said Bristol Sport CEO Andrew Billingham.

Kellaway Building Supplies Managing Director, Julian Milligan, said: “It’s an exciting time to be involved with Bristol Rugby, especially with the newly developed Ashton Gate and the return to top flight rugby for the supporters to enjoy. We are proud to be in partnership with the city’s premier rugby club and look forward to the 2016/17 campaign.”

Not only are Kellaway the largest independent builder’s merchant in Bristol, with eleven branches, but they also serve the South West with branches in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Helping out at Bristol Zoo’s Wild Place Project

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Kellaway staff braved wind, rain and cold recently when they helped to build a sustainable children’s playground in Bristol.

Dave Thacker from the Fishponds branch and Andi Warboys from Yate volunteered their time to help create a unique play area for youngsters at Bristol Zoo’s Wild Place Project near Cribbs Causeway.

The project is supported by engineering company Atkins as part of their corporate social responsibilities.  Marie Adeyemi, senior engineer with Atkins, turned to Kellaway for some of the building materials that they needed for the project and got some volunteers to help as well!

“We are helping a local charity to plan, design and build a play area, with the aim of promoting the development of creativity in children. We also want to provide a learning experience in sustainable and international development and to promote the conservation of resources and materials,” said Marie.

She added, “I just wanted to personally say thanks to Dave and Andi for volunteering – and Spencer for enabling the volunteering to occur. Dave and Andi were both of great help and delightful to work with. Thank you for enduring the wind, rain and cold to assist the development of this sustainable playground for the community.”

 

Picture shows Dave Thacker and Andi Warboys hard at work on the Wild Place Project’s new playground.

Kellaway becomes Charity Champion for the Lighthouse Club

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We’re delighted to announce our support for the construction industry’s Lighthouse Club charity.

Founded in the 1950’s, the club raises funds for individuals and families throughout the UK who are in financial crisis as a result of ill health, injury, disability or bereavement.

“We’re really pleased to support this important national charity,” reports Kellaway Operations & Commercial Director Sean Morgan. “We regularly lend our help to good causes on a local level – from supplying building materials for community centres to sponsoring kid’s football teams so supporting the Lighthouse Club feels like the natural next step for us.”

The charity is supported by businesses and people from the construction industry and over the years has provided more than £11million in financial aid to around 12,000 families suffering hardship, anxiety and sadness.

“The construction industry is one of the largest employers in the UK and one of our biggest clients.  It faces considerable challenges in managing the risks and hazards that confront its workers and The Lighthouse Club can provide a lifeline in times of suffering and stress. We feel honoured to play our part,” adds Sean.

The Lighthouse club has extended its remit in recent years and now offers the industry a 24/7 helpline as well as advice and guidance on a range of matters from occupation health to managing and rescheduling debt.

Click here for more information on the Lighthouse Club.

Kellaway supports St Peter’s Hospice

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Kellaway Building Supplies has partnered with Filton Golf Club to raise money for the captain’s charity St Peter’s Hospice.

St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol based charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. Their aim is to improve the quality of patients’ in their time of need, while extending care and support to their families and loved one. They provide physical, psychological and spiritual care for patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice.

“Being a community focused local business, we always strive to give back to our local community where we can and are delighted to be working with Filton Golf Club as it’s a great opportunity to help a local business and most importantly a well-deserved charity,” explains Operations and Commercial Director Sean Morgan.

Filton Golf Club will be raising funds for St Peter’s Hospice for the duration of 2016 to help the hospice continue its excellent work and support as many patients as possible. If you would like to get involved or find out more information on the hospice and its fundraising visit: http://www.stpetershospice.org.uk/