We are delighted to announce that Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has nominated Variety as its charity partner for 2018.

BMF is a trade association that represents over 600 merchant and supplier companies in the merchanting industry in the UK. Combined, these companies employ over 120,000 across the country in 4,900 branches.

Nick Shattock, Variety’s Chief Barker said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be selected as The Builders Merchants Federation charity for 2018 and are looking forward to working together in an exciting and successful partnership. We are grateful that commitment and generosity of the BMF and its members will make it possible for Variety to reach even more children who need extra help.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said:

“BMF members are always generous but the total raised for charity this year has exceeded our wildest expectations. This would not have been possible without the support of the Crystal Clear Group, who donated the car that was auctioned at our Conference Gala Dinner, and the organisers of the 2017 Pavestone Rally, which has really captured the industry’s imagination. We have now set ourselves a challenge to match or even exceed this figure to share between our 2018 charity partner, Variety and our industry charity, Rainy Day Trust.”