Charity partnerships

We raised nearly £1.5 million in 2015 alone for our charity partners. Although we are incredibly proud to be the UK’s largest supplier of building materials we are also proud of how we do business, how we treat our people and how we support the charities and communities around us.

We have empowered each of our businesses to support different charities and to support those which mean something special to them. The teams in each of our businesses choose a charity to support and enters into a partnership, usually for 3 years or more. The selection criteria are those charities that support children and/or adults, affected by poverty, disability or disease in the UK.

Our employees can also support additional charitable activity through Payroll giving and via a Colleague Lottery. The popularity of these schemes remains undiminished.

The charity partnerships we have across the Group are listed below. If you’d like to find out more about how we work with each of these charities please contact the individual business via their PR agencies. This information can be found under Media Contacts.

For information about how we support local communities and charities, please visit our Community page.

Macmillan (partner of Travis Perkins and Benchmarx)

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. They are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need.

Alzheimer's Research UK (partner of Wickes)

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the country’s largest dedicated dementia research charity. They support over a thousand scientists around the UK, investigating ways to prevent, diagnose and treat dementia. They're on a relentless mission to defeat dementia and create a world free from the fear harm and heartbreak of dementia.

Mind and Cruse Bereavement Care (partner of PTS and BSS Industrial)

Mind makes sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Cruse Bereavement Care is supports people after the death of someone close through face-to-face and group support, delivered by trained bereavement support volunteers.

Alzheimers Society (partner of CCF)

The leading UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers.

Prostate Cancer UK (partner of Keyline)

The leading UK charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems, helping more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Teenage Cancer Trust (partner of City Plumbing Supplies and City Heating Spares)

Devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

RNLI (partner of Toolstation)

The charity that saves lives at sea, it provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, flood rescue and a seasonal lifeguard service.

Anthony Nolan (partner of Tile Giant)

Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders who need a stem cell (or bone marrow) transplant.

Tile Giant stores and outlets have teamed up with their communities to raise a target of £100,000 for Anthony Nolan.

Whizz-Kidz (partner of Group Supply Chain and Commercial)

Whizz-Kidz work hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.

Pancreatic Cancer (partner of Group Property and Environment)

The only national charity fighting the disease on all fronts: support, information, campaigning and research.

Derian House Children’s Hospice (partner of DHS)

Offers dedicated respite and palliative support facilities in Lancashire for families of children with life shortening conditions.

Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance Service (partner of Group IT)

Every day the Air Ambulance Service is saving lives and giving people the best chance of survival and recovery. Their critical care paramedics, trauma doctors and pilots fly an average of three rescue missions a day. Within minutes they can be on the ground delivering lifesaving care.


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