Lakes Showering Spaces has collaborated with national merchant Graham to supply and install new showering facilities at a Gloucester women’s centre. The Nelson Trust operates four centres across the South West, which are a lifeline for many vulnerable women affected by abuse, addiction and trauma.
Lakes initiated support with the donation of a showering space and tray, and then asked Graham for help with the installation. Graham provided the design, plumbing and fitting using its in-house team of designers and Elite installer network.
Graham has assisted with further donations of furniture and sanitaryware arriving from Roper Rhodes, Bluetooth ceiling light, grab rails and shower seat from HiB Ltd, wall panelling and flooring from International Decorative Surfaces (IDS) and additional consumables, including a towel warmer, from Graham’s Evesham branch.
“We were kindly approached by Mike Tattam from Lakes when he heard about our need for a new shower in our Gloucester Women’s centre,” said Lisa Newman from The Nelson Trust. “Offering showers at our centre is one of our basic support services but it’s also quite often an entry point into someone starting to care about themselves more, and an opportunity for us to show them other ways in which the centre can help them. It’s easy to take showers for granted, but for many women who visit our centre, a shower is a luxury. I can’t tell you just how much of a gift all of this is to all our clients. A huge thanks from us all.”
“It’s an honour to support the Nelson Trust and to highlight the efforts of smaller charities, who do a tremendous job in supporting local communities,” said Lakes sales and marketing director, Mike Tattam, pictured. “It’s challenging times for everyone at the moment, so it’s more important than ever that people feel there are safe places they can turn to in their hour of need. Our combined efforts and charitable giving is testament to the great industry we work in. An industry that cares and always goes the extra mile to deliver.”