DoorCo has now passed the £3,000 mark with its Pink Range fundraising initiative where it pledged a proportion of sales to industry charity We Mind & Kelly Matters.
The milestone was reached as MD Dan Sullivan was preparing to take part in the charity’s The Loneliest Road challenge, and now stands at £3124.50.
Dan said: “We Mind & Kelly Matters is a charity close to our hearts at DoorCo. We had a close working relationship with Kelly Hewitt, who sadly took her own life in 2018 at just 24 years old. When we heard her father Glazerite Group chairman John Hewitt set up a charity in her name to help raise awareness of mental health and prevent suicide, we promised to do anything we could do support them.
“In 2020, to support growing trend of pink doors, inspired by home improvement influencer Mrs Hinch, DoorCo created an exclusive collection of four pink doors, with four new shades of pink, coordinating pink glass designs and the stunning Rose Gold Sweet hardware from Brisant.
“Pink was Kelly’s favourite colour so we dedicated the collection to her, pledging to donate 20% of all door blank sales to We Mind & Kelly Matters to support the cause.”
DoorCo has also teamed up with RegaLead Ltd, Kubu Smart Security and Brisant Secure to create a special edition Bright Pink Lytham door depicting the cyclists.
Dan continued: “When We Mind & Kelly Matters announced the cycling challenge, it was something I wanted to get involved with. Sporting events aren’t really my thing, but I love a challenge, and with 3,343 miles and climbing 145,427ft cycling from New York to San Francisco in just 17 days, this is certainly a big one! Training is well underway as the start is just weeks away. I am exceeding 100 miles a week in training, combing some hill climbing with flat fast miles. I am really looking forward to the challenge now.
“I am also determined to reach the £15,000 fundraising challenge I have set myself. The work Mind & Kelly Matters does is so important in trying to break the stigma around mental health and prevent suicide. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniel-sullivan16”