FB's helping the homeless reach for the stars

FB's helping the homeless reach for the stars

CARPET firm Heckmondwike FB has helped to enrich the lives of homeless people by supplying carpet tiles to Cardboard Citizens, a homelessness project supported by Oscar award-winning actress Kate Winslet.

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre bonded carpet and tiles, Liversedge-based Heckmondwike FB responded to a request from CRASH, the construction and property industry’s homelessness charity, to provide the floorcovering for a new purpose-built workshop for homeless people in Tower Hamlets, East London.

Heckmondwike FB supplied 130 square metres of Broadrib carpet tiles for the project, which will provide a hard-wearing solution for the busy office and consultation areas in the facility.

CRASH’s marketing and communications manager Emma Brophy said: “We have used Heckmondwike carpet on a number of similar projects in the past and found it to be ideal for busy centres like this, as it is hard-wearing and low maintenance but also looks great.

“Our aim is to improve the buildings used by homeless people and Heckmondwike FB’s continued support is making a huge difference in helping us to achieve this goal.”

The new facilities on Greenfield Road will allow the Cardboard Citizens project to deliver all of their services for homeless people under one roof.

Heckmondwike FB’s marketing manager Abby Chandler said: “We are really pleased to be supporting CRASH and the Cardboard Citizens project.

“This is a very worthwhile initiative and it is great to be able to help.”

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