Carpet business offers its help

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CALLING all charities and community groups!

Calverts Carpets is relaunching its popular “Community Chest” scheme which gives free carpets, rugs or vinyl flooring to deserving causes.

The family business, which has 15 shops including one in St Thomas Street, Scarborough, is inviting groups to get in touch if they are in need of a flooring makeover.

The first group to be helped by the scheme was Chatterbox Playschool at Snainton Village Hall, who received a large piece of vinyl flooring printed with roads and cars - much to the delight of the children.

Supervisor Janet Baines said: “We’re really grateful as our funds are short. It has made for a really lovely environment.

“The children love it - they’ve been scooting around all over the top of it! We also received a large piece of blue carpet for the children to sit on at story time, which is really comfortable.

“Everyone is so pleased with it.”

James Calvert, manager at Calverts Carpets, said he was looking forward to hearing from all kinds of community groups and charities who need a helping hand.

He said: “Basically we’re just trying to give a little bit back. We’ve been in Scarborough for a number of years and it’s a nice thing to be able to do.

“In the past we’ve helped various people - for example we’ve recarpeted village halls, which a lot of people have benefited from.

“We really enjoy doing it and I’m looking forward to getting the scheme under way.”

Applicants are invited to write to James Calvert, Community Chest Scheme, Calverts Carpets, Station Road, Norton, York, YO62 7RG.

You will need to explain what kind of product you need and why, giving some details about your club or group. Also please include your contact details.

Mr Calvert and his team will then choose a worthy winner every month, who will be contacted directly. The company will also fit the carpet free.