Cumbrian steel firm Brown & Wilson Steels have celebrated their 10th year of business by donating cash to two charities.
The Carlisle firm, based at Cardewlees, said despite the coronavirus pandemic, it had had a successful and 12 months.
The company decided to donate £2,500 to the Fire Fighters Charity and £5,000 to Carlisle Eden Mind from company profits.
Ian Harding, managing director of the Steelstock UK Group, which owns Brown & Wilson Steels, said: “We are delighted that our Carlisle depot of Brown & Wilson Steels, based at Cardewlees, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
“We are so proud of what the team at the depot have achieved and we are proud to have donated such vital funds to these important charities.”
The team at Carlisle is led by Rob Anderton and Lucy Cottier.
Lucy said: “Both of the charities that I put forward carry out amazing work in the local community, both are very close to my heart. I’m proud to be part of a company that have donated funds to these charities. This was a great way to celebrate our 10th anniversary.”
Michael Boaden, of Carlisle Eden Mind, said: “As with all charites the last year has been very hard and we are finding that demand for our services is increasing all the time so the fact that a local company has thought of us and made such a significant contribution to our work is fantastic.
“We rely heavily on fundraising and donations to meet our objective of making certain that nobody in this area has to face a mental health issue alone.
“Every penny given will be used to aid this work. Thank you to everyone at Brown and Wilson Steels for their kindness and support.”
Mike Clusker, station manager service delivery at Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We are extremely grateful to accept this generous donation on behalf of the Fire Fighters Charity.
“This donation will go towards the services provided by the charity in the incredible work that they do looking after the physical and mental wellbeing of UK fire and rescue workers and their families.”