Designer Contracts, the national flooring supplier to the house-builder market, is to sponsor the services of Childline for a day next month. It is the fifth time it has done so.

David Tracey, who over a 40-year senior and director level career has worked with some of the biggest retailers in the furniture sector, has raised £11,000 for charity by trekking one of the U.K.’s longest hiking trails, the 192-mile Coast to Coast walk.

Hypnos and The Eden Project, the educational charity and social enterprise, are to work together on charity, community and sustainability initiatives that focus on the importance of the environment and creating sustainable sleep solutions.

Bensons for Beds will become Bensons for Heads across its social media channels this Sunday to mark World Mental Health Day and celebrate its raising of £500,000 for Mind, the mental health charity.

Monty Kutas, who represented a number of furniture companies with distinction over a long career, died peacefully at Northampton General Hospital on September 27. He was 98.

National retailer Furniture Village has partnered with The Sleep Charity to launch The National Sleep Helpline, which they described as the U.K.'s first dedicated helpline for people who struggle to sleep.

Rotherham based retailer Mattress Online is supporting Zarach, a Yorkshire charity that aids families living in poverty by helping them access beds, bedding and other household essentials.

Barker and Stonehouse and supporters have raised £10,000 at the family-owned furniture retailer's longstanding annual golf tournament, with the proceeds to be donated to charity.

Liveryman Cherrill Scheer has been awarded the inaugural Stanley Wharton Award for her services to The Furniture Makers’ Company (FMC), the industry charity and City of London livery company.

Wayfair is partnering Shelter, the U.K. charity tackling homelessness and housing issues, with the ecommerce home giant to donate a proportion of profits among a series of initiatives.

Bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has donated dozens of mattresses and divan bases to a pioneering new development in its home city that will positively support homeless people as they move back into communities.

Five well known industry figures are cycling from Axminster to London this month as part of The Furniture Makers' Step 2 It campaign.

A sponsored run by Phil Reynolds and Emma Delea, managers at furniture test houses SATRA and FIRA International respectively, will begin a year of fundraising for The Furniture Makers' Company's new Step To It campaign.

The partnership between retailer Bensons for Beds and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has raised millions of pounds since it started in 2013, with £90,000 alone generated in the past year.

44 people a day lose their lives to bowel cancer in the U.K. and sofa retailer ScS, in partnership with its local football team and broadcaster ITV, organised a stunt to raise awareness of the symptoms.

The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and City of London livery company, is launching Step 2 It, the largest fundraising campaign in its 120-year history.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has donated £34,810 to Mind, the mental health charity, as a result of sales of the Rollo by Slumberland rollup mattress over the winter period.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has donated £18,000 to The Children's Hospital Charity in Sheffield, part of its commitment to share a cut of all sales from its Jessica mattress.

SATRA Technology, the research and technology organisation, has become a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and City of London livery company.

Brooke and Wilde (Brook + Wilde) has become a corporate supporter of The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and livery company.

The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and livery company, made hundreds of surprise pre-Christmas grants to struggling furnishing industry workers in December.

Major U.K. flooring contractor Designer Contracts has donated more than £100,000 to a local hospice that has been hit hard by the pandemic.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has helped raise more than £370,000 to support Mind, the mental health charity.

This Friday (Dec. 11, 2020) is the last day to enter The Furniture Makers' Christmas Raffle. The industry charity is calling on companies to help spread the message and encourage entries.

The British arm of upholstery producer La-Z-Boy has gifted three high-end recliners to the staff wellbeing area at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity, has outlined the ways in which stakeholders across the trade can spread awareness of Personal Support Grants so more potential recipients are aware of the financial support that may be available.

The Furniture Makers' Company's National Charity Golf Day and separate Golf Challenge have between them raised £3,000.

Home improvement retail giant B&Q has pledged £100,000 of expiring Apprenticeship Levy funding to Transfer to Transform, a scheme that helps local businesses near its Hampshire HQ.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse has raised £10,000 to be shared between charities representing the furniture industry and the NHS after organising a socially-distanced golf competition.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Arighi Bianchi has donated furniture worth £32,000 for NHS staff to use during rest periods in wellbeing areas across local hospitals.



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