NMBS has launched a fundraising competition to raise money for construction industry charity CRASH and will be on the hunt to find the independent merchant that best gets into the spirit of Halloween.
The competition is asking merchant branches to transform their trade counters, displays, or perhaps even part of their yard, using all manner of spooky decorations to celebrate Halloween on 31October.
Staff members are also being encouraged to dress up for the occasion – the spookier and more creative the better – while customers and fellow staff members are also being asked to sponsor them and give generously to CRASH. NMBS’ suppliers can also get involved by decorating their offices and showrooms in support of the charity.
To enter the competition, merchants and suppliers should take to social media on 31 October and upload photos of their decorated branches and fancy dress to Twitter and Instagram, remembering to tag @nationalmerch and using the hashtag #nmbshalloween.
NMBS will also be offering prizes for the best entries, with the best branch – as voted for by NMBS – winning 10,000 Professional Points to spend with NMBS, worth £500. The person who is voted the best dressed on the day will also win a six-piece Makita Power Tool Kit.
Once all sponsorship money has been collected, NMBS is asking merchants and suppliers to donate it to CRASH via the dedicated page on Virgin Money Giving and hopes to raise over £5,000 for the charity.
CRASH is a practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction-related projects, creating places that care for people. CRASH works collaboratively with the projects it supports, offering free-of-charge professional expertise, by sourcing and specifying building materials, and through the awarding of cash grants donated by the construction and property industry.
Dean Hayward, Sales and Marketing Manager at NMBS, said: “We wanted to do something fun and a little different with our members and suppliers to celebrate Halloween, and what better than to use the occasion to support a fantastic industry charity? We would encourage all our members and suppliers to get involved – and involve their customers too – so we can raise as much as possible for the vital work that CRASH does.”