Local firm celebrates centenary with donation

Brewers gives support to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability

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From left to right is Simon Brewer, Peter Franklyn (Chief Executive of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disabilities) and Tony Bagley (a resident at the hospital)

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Brewers Decorator's merchant in Putney is making a donation of £5,000 to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. The money will go towards the occupational therapy art room where patients are able to use art to improve physical abilities in an engaging and enjoyable way. Art is also used as an important means of self-expression for many patients.

Gaz Daly, Director of Fundraising at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability said: “We are delighted that Brewers has chosen to support us. Just as they are celebrating an important milestone, the hospital has reached a significant point in its history too, its 150th anniversary. The art room costs £26,000 to run each year and this is all paid for by voluntary donations. The generous gift from Brewers will help us run this service, making a real difference to the lives of our patients.”

Simon Brewer of Brewers, says he is delighted to help: “We have been trading in the Putney area since 1962. As our firm has grown we have tried to keep the family business ethos which very much includes an involvement in the local community. The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability plays an amazing role rehabilitating people in need from across the UK yet it is not part of the NHS and relies on voluntary donations for funding. As we celebrate our 100 years it is a privilege to support an organisation which has been serving the community for the past 150 years.”

Brewers, the family-run decorators’ merchant, is celebrating its centenary this year. The company started out in 1904 when Clement Brewer opened his first shop in Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, selling materials to local decorators.

August 27, 2004