Worthing firm uses paddle power for charity

The team in action in the recent Shoreham Riverfest race
The team in action in the recent Shoreham Riverfest race

WORTHING firm Kingsley Roofing has donated more than £1,000 to charity after winning a dragonboat competition.

The team beat 15 others in the recent Shoreham Riverfest race on the River Adur, paddling the 250-metre course in 39 seconds.

Kingsley Group managing director Jeremy Taylor with Re-Loved manager Sharon Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzgerald and Jack Callard

Kingsley Group managing director Jeremy Taylor with Re-Loved manager Sharon Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzgerald and Jack Callard

Managing director Jeremy Taylor handed over a cheque to Re-Loved, which collects unwanted furniture and give it away free to people in crisis.

The money raised will fund the rent of the warehouse for two months.

Mr Taylor said: “The Kingsley Group has supported Re-Loved for a number of years and love all the great work they do in the local community.”

Sharon Fitzgerald, manager of Re-Loved, said: “We have provided free furniture to many clients in and around Worthing over the last few years who were in desperate need of essential items such as a bed or a sofa. We even had to kit out an entire flat.

The winning Kingsley Roofing team

The winning Kingsley Roofing team

“Most of our clients are referred by local agencies and have no other way of getting this furniture. We provide a vital service for families and individuals. This donation is fantastic and will help us continue this work.”

If you have any good quality unwanted furniture and would like to support Re-Loved, call Sharon Fitzgerald on 07955731910.

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