As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions and is at the forefront of improving community support. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made bricks and pavers annually. The Group believes it has a corporate responsibility to contribute to charities across the country. Donating funds, food products, children’s toys, resources and a wealth of clay products to deserving institutions and organisations that require aid and support.
The Group has continued to support over 40 different community-based charities during 2019 including many local to its operations. These charities include the Salvation Army, British Heart Foundation, Save the Children, Cancer research, Variety, Barnados, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hospice and many more.
Penny Potter, Community Support Worker at The Salvation Army said: “an enormous thank you for your generosity. We are inundated with approaches for help at this time of year, and your donation will really make a difference to Christmas for our families. We expect to cater for up to 150 families with toys, we already have 300 children on the list, and it grows every day!
“It will also help our efforts to maintain food support over the period, which is an incredibly difficult and stressful time for families. The need locally (and nationally) is increasing.”
Michelmersh have a historic association with charities and associations such as ‘The Wellies’ who’s fundraising initiative will buy a Nanoknife machine used to deliver treatment for pancreatic cancer and GI cancers that have spread to the liver. Frank Hanna, Joint Chief Executive Officer of Michelmersh, said: “There is hardly a family, a friend, a work colleague, or neighbour who has not been affected in some way.”
Frank Hanna, Peter Sharp and the Board, said: “we are delighted to support such a wide range of deserving charities during 2019. As a British manufacturer we understand the impact that this support offers to local charities, who often cannot continue to improve the lives of many in our community without Industry backing. Michelmersh aims to continue acting as a good corporate citizen and will endeavour to extend our support in 2020.”