UK good causes set for community boost

A leading builders merchant has launched a new nationwide initiative giving away thousands of pounds to charities and community groups across the UK, helping to construct a brighter future.

Selco Builders Warehouse, which has 66 branches, is offering charities and community groups from anywhere in the UK the chance to benefit from its six month Selco Stars campaign.

Each month, two good causes will receive £500 worth of building materials to improve its facility or assist with a project, with the 12 finalists then going into a public vote for the chance to win £5,000 cash in early 2019.

The scheme is open to any charity or group which provides a benefit to its local community and entry can be made by explaining in no more than 100 words how they would use the building materials or money to benefit them.

Carine Jessamine, Selco marketing director, said: “We are fully committed to reinvesting in local communities across the UK and the Selco Stars competition gives us a fantastic opportunity to do that.

“So many organisations which do sterling work in their community struggle to make building projects or renovations happen due to a lack of funding, so the chance to win materials will offer a huge helping hand.

“On top of that, there is a £5,000 jackpot at the end of the scheme which is often enough money to keep some charities or community groups going for a number of years.”

Entries can be made by filling in a form on the Selco website

Selco Builders Warehouse branches supply everything needed to build a house or carry out refurb jobs, including doors, windows, insulation, roofing, heating, plumbing supplies, lighting, electrical products, kitchens, bathrooms and timber.

As well as offering trade services, Selco Hire and a café in branch, Selco also has a strong digital presence including a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage, and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases – through their smartphone.

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