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CARPET AWARD Wool carpet manufacturer, Brockway Carpets, has scooped a top award for the Best British Wool Carpet, created with the planet in mind.

Brockway’s ‘Rare Breeds’ collection won the British Wool Carpet Award in The Campaign for Wool’s first International Wool Carpet & Rug Awards 2016 presented at the new Wool Floor Show London event recently.

It was described by an independent team of judges, led by Tim Booth of the British Wool Marketing Board, as a “worthy winner.”

Tim Booth said: "British Wool was looking for a carpet range that encompassed the values of being ‘planet-friendly’ whilst representing the ethos of British grown wool from British sheep breeds as a great choice to meet natural sustainability and environmental credibility in carpet.


FOR CHARITY GOAL Staff from Bond It have helped to raise money for a worthy cause.

A team, drawn from across the manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and building chemicals, recently took part in a five-a-side football tournament for Bond It's chosen charity, Overgate Hospice.

Located in Elland, West Yorkshire, close to Bond It's head office and main manufacturing site, Overgate Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults suffering from progressive, life- limiting illnesses.

“Brockway’s ‘Rare Breeds’ collection met those aspirations perfectly, using 100% wool from British rare sheep breeds, no dyes whatsoever, and an enviro-bac backing.

“We congratulate the Brockway team on their success.”

Rare Breeds is inspired by the exceptional qualities of Britain's oldest and rarest breeds of hill sheep from which each carpet is made – Kerry Hill, Cotswold, Norfolk Horn, Soay, Manx, Moorit, Balwen, Jacobs, Black Welsh and Ryeland.

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To ensure its care is as widely accessible as possible, the hospice, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2016, delivers its service free of charge. It is funded largely by the local community with some additional support from the NHS.

In total, 15 teams from locally based businesses took part in the three hour tournament.

The Bond It team finished second overall. They lost in the final to RSA Insurance who took away the Overgate Hospice Trophy.

Speaking of the company’s support, Graham Helm, Operations Director at Bond It, said: "Bond It has been an on-going supporter of Overgate Hospice for a number of years and our participation in the charity football tournament continues that relationship. This reflects a strong belief in corporate social responsibility which is all part and parcel of Bond It’s wider, quality-focused approach.”

Claire Bradley, Community Fundraiser at Overgate Hospice, added: "We're delighted this year's five-a-side football tournament was so well supported, attracting the highest number of teams to date.

"Collectively, the players, their supporters and their sponsors helped to raise over £1,000 for Overgate Hospice. This will be used towards our running costs, ultimately helping to keep the hospice open.

"On behalf of the Overgate team, our clients and their families, I'd like to thank everyone involved."

The range uses 2-ply yarn from these unusual breeds and is made in a 50oz weight. This makes the carpet both soft to the touch and very hard wearing for all areas of the home.

The Rare Breeds collection also features Brockway’s environmentally beneficial carpet-backing Envirobac. This lighter weight backing offers numerous advantages, being very flexible, super-

strong and stable.

It is energy-efficient,

and emission-free and can be recycled at the end of its useful life.

Brockway’s Chairman, Charles Annable, said: “We are so proud and honoured to receive this award from British Wool for these exceptional carpets, which are very popular with people looking for a natural effect.”

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