Help us support a very worthy cause for our first ever employee!

Help us support a very worthy cause for our first ever employee!

We are proud to be sponsoring a Coast to Coast Triathlon being done for the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK by our very first employee from way back in 1997 and would love you to help support this cause as well.

Sam Taylor was originally employed by us during his summer holidays when he was at school and has since gone on to further a successful career with the construction equipment giant JCB Ltd.

Three years ago Sam’s son, Will, was diagnosed with the severe muscle wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and although Will is now seven there is still no cure or treatment for the condition.

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This has led to Sam, his wife Sue and a team of friends to become active fundraisers for the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

This well-known charity was founded in 1959 to lead the fight against muscle wasting conditions. Since then they have been leading the drive for faster access to more than 60 rare muscle weakening and wasting conditions for more than 70,000 children and adults across the UK.

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As part of the 2017 fundraising effort Sam sent a speculative email to Jon Haimes, Director at The Garden Furniture Centre, who employed him around 20 years ago asking for support and was delighted when Jon replied offering to be a sponsor for the forthcoming triathlon.

Sam said, “we were delighted when GFC offered to be one of our kit sponsors. Jon has made a very kind donation, which will be shared equally between the set up costs for the triathlon, and a donation to Muscular Dystrophy UK.”

Jon said, “even though it was so many moons ago we remember Sam and are proud to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

The Triathlon will take place on 1st and 2nd September this year and the Coast to Coast team will each cycle 115 miles from Whitby to Windermere, swim 1 mile across Lake Windermere, and then run 26 miles from Lakeside to Walney Island.

You can pledge your support today through the Coast to Coast Just Giving Page.

Marine Grade Furniture a success in Dubai …

Marine Grade Furniture a success in Dubai …

The Dubai International Boat Show, (DIBS) really is a true spectacle.

2017 was our first year exhibiting at the event and it certainly won’t be our last. To be honest we knew we were taking a bit of a risk as a UK retailer booking an event overseas but our Luxor Marine Grade Furniture has done really well at both the Southampton and London Boat Shows and when you consider that DIBS is the biggest boat show in the world we thought it was a calculated risk.

A few show highlights for you …

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Moasure App – it’s made to measure …

Moasure App – it’s made to measure …

Many of you may, at this time of year, be thinking about giving the garden a bit of a makeover this year?

And, in today’s online age, the obvious place to start having a look at the options available to you are the many and varied internet shopping sites out there such as ours.

Don’t worry we’re not about to bombard you with sales offers and jargon – in actual fact all we want to do is help you solve a problem common to many shoppers in our niche.

Just how big is your garden?

Now, this may seem like a bit of a silly question but in actual fact you’d be surprised at just how many people we speak to who are interested in buying a particular item of furniture and then suddenly ask themselves the question …

“Will this actually fit in my garden?”

Well, if you’ve got an iPhone we can solve this problem for you in an instant …

Moasure – the future of measuring made easy …

Moasure is a clever little app developed to allow iPhone users to measure distances and angles quickly and accurately by turning their phone itself into a measuring device.

Watch the video here …

As you can see, it really could not be simpler and makes perfect sense.

So, before you visit that furniture showroom simply flick Moasure on and measure the room or garden space that the furniture’s intended for and then repeat the same process with the furniture itself.

Or, if you’re internet shopping, any respectable online store will have provided the specifications of the item for you so you can compare these to the Moasure results on your phone and make an informed decision based on these without having to guess and hope.

Obviously, there are hundreds of other applications here as well and at just £1.49 for a download it really is a no-brainer.

Why not download Moasure and give it a try.