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Kent Blaxill raises money for Children in Need

Customers and staff of independent builders merchant Kent Blaxill paid a total of £2,900 to cover the company’s headquarters in sponsored spots for this year’s Children in Need charity appeal.

Kent Blaxill raises money for Children in Need

Large spots were sold in advance by staff and put up overnight on Thursday November 18, with smaller spots sold at £1 each to customers continuing throughout Friday November 19.

Customers were invited to stick the spots wherever they wanted on the outside of the building.

Kent Blaxill’s Barry Welham Customers dressed up as the charity’s mascot Pudsey Bear, wearing the bright yellow spotty suit, bears ears and a painted face. Colleagues Jason Kirby and Rich Page also turned up in fancy-dress, this time as the 118 men.

Staff sold homemade cakes and there was also a raffle for two Dulux dogs.

The event was organised at Kent Blaxill by Monica Hartley who said: “Everyone has been fantastic. Our customers have been incredibly generous, and all the staff rallied around. I have never seen so many cakes. The building looked cute well, as cute as a builders merchant can look.”.

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Home / News / Kent Blaxill raises money for Children in Need

Kent Blaxill raises money for Children in Need

Staff at Essex builders merchant Kent Blaxill raised £635 for national charity Children in Need through a variety of activities last Thursday and Friday.

Kent Blaxill raises money for Children in Need

The 6ft 2ins Colchester branch manager Jasper Smathers dressed up as Pudsey Bear for the day, greeting customers as they arrived and entertaining them with his juggling skills.

Some members of staff donned spotty aprons and made cakes for customers, who made donations.

On the Thursday evening staff held a raffle of items donated by employees.

“We were delighted we made nearly twice as much as we were aiming for,” said Monica Hartley, Kent Blaxill’s Children in Need organiser.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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