Charity award for Geberit

Geberit has been named Patron of the Year by its official charity partner Crash – an organisation that helps homelessness and hospice charities improve their buildings.

Geberit has raised funds through events such as the Snowdonia Triple Challenge which saw the UK board of directors cycle17km around the base of Snowdon, hike 7km to the summit and finishing with a 4km kayak across Llyn Padarn all in one day.

It has also donated a significant amount of product to the charity’s projects including Ashgate Hospice in North Derbyshire. Patients at Ashgate now have accessible shower rooms and separate toilet facilities alongside new private bedrooms (pictured) that give comfortable and dignified end of life care in the hospice.

Other brands in the construction industry have been recognised by Crash including Dulux, Taylor Wimpey and Arcadis.

Brent Hudson, Geberit marketing and product director, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Crash Charity Patron of the Year for our donation of Geberit bathroom products to projects across the country. Crash is a charity which delivers vital work and makes an incredible difference to the lives of so many adults and children, and it is fantastic to be a part of each project and witness the transformation of the space.

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“At Geberit, we are dedicated to supporting a variety of charities, and we’re honoured to be a Patron of Crash. We look forward to continuing our work with the organisation throughout the year.”

Francesca Roberts, chief executive at Crash, said: ‘‘Congratulations to all these companies on their well-deserved Crash awards. Thanks to their expertise and generosity, they have helped, and will continue to help, thousands of people who have been homeless, and children and adults who need end of life care in a hospice.

“In the year of this award, Crash was able to help 44 homelessness and hospice projects, providing professional expertise, construction products and grants worth £916,000. Each of our patron companies played a huge part in this social impact across the UK. Working together, we transform night shelters, hostels, day centres and hospices, helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society by creating places that care for people.’’

 

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