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Solidor raises support for Macmillan hospice


Solidor and McDermott Windows raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Premium timber-core composite door manufacturer Solidor has raised an incredible £10,000 for a Macmillan hospice in Staffordshire. Solidor asked its customers to pledge £1 for every door purchased in September and promised to match their donations.

Voluntary donations make up 75% of the £12m needed this year alone to maintain the services of the hospice. Established in 1973, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice is a 28-bed care facility for people facing incurable cancer, servicing primarily the North Staffordshire area.

Solidor’s staff and customers were fundraising in association with the hospice’s DougieMac ‘Bring a Pound’ campaign. This got particular attention on 22nd September when North Staffordshire was taken over with fundraising fun and celebrations. At Solidor senior management took turns to run between 5K and 10k to complete a 50k challenge. Solidor’s sporty Customer Services manager Cameron Edmonds took on a 150-mile cycle while others made sweet treats and savoury snacks to sell on the day.

Solidor’s customers joined in too. Blackburn-based installer McDermott Windows generously went a step further by pledging a whopping £15 for every Solidor purchased throughout September. Steven McDermott, MD of McDermott Windows says: “We have a fantastic partnership with Solidor. They’re always on hand to provide us with excellent support to help make our business a success. We wanted to show our appreciation by contributing to the fundraising. We were only too happy to help.”

Gareth Busson, Solidor Group’s Head of Sales and Marketing adds: “The generosity shown by McDermott Windows is overwhelming, we really do have the best customers in the industry. The Douglas Macmillan Hospice is a fantastic local charity and we know that the money raised will be put to good use. We’re really proud to be able to support them. A big thanks must also go to all the Solidor staff who took part and did a fantastic job in raising money for a great cause.”

At the end of the fundraising month, Solidor wrote a giant cheque for DougieMac for £10,000.

For more information on DougieMac or if you’d like to support the charity with a donation, visit www.dmhospice.org.uk.


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Solidor

Solidor is the composite door market leader in design, quality and security. It makes the most beautiful and the most secure doors on the market thanks to eye-catching designs and a unique laminated-hardwood timber core.

A Solidor is designed to be different from other composite doors. That starts with how it’s made. Most use a skin of GRP to protect a soft foam-filled core. But a Solidor has a robust through-colour thermoplastic skin, and a thick, solid laminated hardwood timber core.

Ready for Approved Document Q and the new, more demanding PAS24 test, Solidor is leading the market in security. Tests have shown that its solid construction stays secure during the most violent attacks, where other composite doors crumble in seconds. A Solidor really is a solid door.


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