Designer Contracts donates to the developing world

Via charity Habitat for Humanity

 A family living in one of the world’s most deprived countries will have a home of their own, thanks to one of the UK’s leading suppliers of floorcoverings to the new-build sector.
Designer Contracts has donated money via housing charity Habitat for Humanity – amounting to the average price of all the materials and labour needed to build a family home in a developing country.
Said Peter Kelsey, MD at Designer Contracts: “It’s a great opportunity to help people help themselves. We wanted to get involved because such a small amount of money can really make a difference.
“I want to encourage more people to get involved and pledge their support.”
The charity works in 70 of the world’s most deprived countries, and partners up with construction companies and suppliers via the HOPE Builders campaign, which encourages those in the industry to raise as many multiples of £1,235 as possible – the amount needed to build each home.
Said Gina Parle, representative of Habitat for Humanity: “It’s a manageable figure that allows smaller associations like schools and small businesses to fundraise too, and we hope to encourage as many people as possible to get on board with us.
“By helping families to build safe, decent homes we can really help them to escape the poverty cycle irreversibly and forever.”
Habitat for Humanity was originally formed in 1976 and since its launch has helped more than 3 million people in over 70 countries, including the UK and Northern Ireland.
Designer Contracts has fully staffed offices and warehousing in 12 regions across the UK. As well as flooring, the company supply curtain, blind, furniture and lighting packs to the new-build industry and has a full show-home interior design service.
To find out more about Habitat for Humanity log on to or call 01295 264 240.

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