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SELCO CYCLISTS GEARING UP FOR CHARITY PUSH

June 5th, 2013

London Selco workers are gearing up to take to their bikes in the name of charity.

Staff from a number of Selco Builders Warehouse’s north London branches will take to the road in a 60-mile cycle marathon on Friday, June 21 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Selco, the leading building supplies, equipment and tool provider, has nominated Macmillan as its chosen charity, and aims to raise £100,000 by the end of 2013.

In excess of £60,000 has already been raised.

The latest charity activity will see the riders stage a tour of Selco branches in north east London, stopping off at Enfield, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Barking and Romford.

An evening charity event will then be staged at Haringey Football Club which will include three bands playing live. Selco’s North East London Regional Operations Manager Paul Neary has organised the day of fund-raising activity, with Macmillan Cancer Support close to his heart.

“I lost my father seven years ago and the support the Macmillan nurses offered during the final weeks is something I will always be grateful for and will never forget,” said Paul.“To be able to give something back like this is fantastic.”

“None of us doing the marathon are serious cyclists, but we are all putting the hours in at the moment to make sure we are fully prepared.

“It’s not a race or anything like that. We just want everyone to start and finish.”

Joining Paul on the bike ride will be Mark Lucock, Selco’s head of human resource and training as well as a host of Selco store managers: Jamie Robinson of Tottenham, Sean Madden of Ruislip, Enfield’s Billy Donnelly, Barking’s Chris Wedlock, Romford’s Mark Kelly and Kevin Barnes and Paul Asquith of Walthamstow and Croydon respectively.

Other fund-raising activity involving Selco included a special charity day staged at the London Broncos Rugby League club who are sponsored by Selco. Bucket and collections and text donations during the match, plus £1 from every ticket sold contributed to over £3,500 for the charity’s coffers.

To sponsor the cyclists, visit www.justgiving.com/saddlesorejockeys

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SELCO AND BRONCOS TO PROVIDE CHARITY BOOST

May 16th, 2013

Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos rugby league team will unite in the name of charity later this month.

The Broncos home mouth-watering match with Wigan Warriors on Saturday 18th May has been selected as the nominated charity match for the season. As main club sponsors to the Broncos, it is Selco’s official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, who will benefit from the funds raised at the Twickenham Stoop stadium on that day.

“It’s great to be able to join with the London Broncos to stage an official charity match and the aim is two-fold,” said Selco Head of Marketing Helen Cooper.

“We’re hoping that supporters dig deep to support the charity financially but it’s also helping the charity to raise awareness of the great work it carries out and how it can help families affected by cancer.

 “Wigan Warriors remain a huge name in rugby league so it’s an ideal opportunity to stage our Broncos charity game to reach out to as many people as possible.”

A percentage of ticket sales will go direct to Macmillan, while supporters will have an extra chance to donate via bucket collections on the day and using a dedicated text number. Colleagues from across Selco’s 18 branches in London will be assisting on the day, and Selco hope for a bumper day of fund-raising as they aim to reach their target of generating £100,000 by the end of 2013 for Macmillan.

Events held throughout 2012 and the first half of this year has ensured more than £60,000 has already been raised.

For further details of the match, please log on to www.londonbroncosrl.com

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YOUNGSTERS AID CHARITY PUSH

Pupils from a Hertfordshire school will be try-ing their best for charity when they support a special match at London’s sole top flight rugby league club.

The Marlborough Science Academy, based on Watling Street in St Albans, will be represented by 30 pupils at the London Broncos home Super League match with Wigan Warriors at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 18th May.

That game has been selected as the Broncos charity match to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the nominated charity of Broncos’ main sponsor Selco Builders Warehouse.

The youngsters from Marlborough will form a guard of honour for the two teams prior to the game, before taking part in the popular half-time Buck and Dusty Selco Cement Mixer Challenge, a regular fixture at Broncos home matches this season.

Selco Builders Warehouse has also provided the school with 100 free tickets, allowing teachers and parents to attend the game along with the 30 participating children.

“It is fantastic opportunity for our students to be involved in a big sporting occasion and charity fundraising event,” said Chris Packard, head of physical education at the Marlborough Science Academy.

“They are all looking forward to the day and we would like to thank Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos for the opportunity.”

A percentage of ticket sales will go direct to Macmillan, while supporters will have an extra chance to donate via bucket collections on the day and using a dedicated text number.

Colleagues from Selco’s 18 London branches will assist at the game as the company aims to move closer to their fund-raising target of £100,000 by the end of 2013. They have already raised more than £60,000.

“The fundraising activity taking place around the country has been excellent and we are looking forward to joining forces with the London Broncos for the latest event,” said Selco Head of Marketing Helen Cooper.

“We are also delighted we have been able to invite youngsters from Marlborough Science Academy to play a prominent role in what will be a memorable day.”

For further details of the match log on to www.londonbroncosrl.com

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