Aptus supports children’s bereavement centre 14 February 2024

Aptus, an independent UK wholesaler of fixings and fasteners, recently donated its products, from across its extensive range, to the construction of a new children’s bereavement centre at Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, UK.

Treetops Hospice, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2023, supports individuals and their families from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who are affected by life changing illnesses and events. The centre will act as a dedicated facility to provide therapy and counselling services to children who are dealing with the death of a loved one.

The services provided by Treetops Hospice, which include nursing care, emotional support, respite care and bereavement support, are all offered free of charge. Every year, it must raise more than GB£4.3 million to meet its running costs, which equates to around GB£12,000 per day. 70% of this sum comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.

Speaking of the company’s support, Stewart Taylor, managing director at Aptus Fastener Systems Ltd, said: “Thanks to our ethical approach, and high-levels of integrity, Aptus has become the trusted fastener partner for customers across the length and breadth of the UK. These same attributes also mean we fully recognise the importance of corporate social responsibility and of giving something back to local communities. Our involvement with the project at Treetops Hospice enables us to demonstrate our commitment and we are proud to be involved in a project that focuses on such a worthwhile cause.”

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Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 12 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector – interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe. Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the brand is renowned.