Company’s fundraising event has cutting edge for soup kitchen charity

Makita power tools demonstration day at Branch Brothers, Deeping St James, to raise money for Peterborough Soup Kitchen. From left, Soup Kitchen volunteer Anne Nickson, Branch Brothers sales advisor Ian Hodgett, Soup Kitchen volunteer Barbara Teat, Branch Brothers managing director Ashley Branch, Soup Kitchen treasurer Elaine Stapleford, Branch Brothers timber manager Peter Waddingham and Makita area manager Liam Keane.'Photo: MSMP131113-005ow
Makita power tools demonstration day at Branch Brothers, Deeping St James, to raise money for Peterborough Soup Kitchen. From left, Soup Kitchen volunteer Anne Nickson, Branch Brothers sales advisor Ian Hodgett, Soup Kitchen volunteer Barbara Teat, Branch Brothers managing director Ashley Branch, Soup Kitchen treasurer Elaine Stapleford, Branch Brothers timber manager Peter Waddingham and Makita area manager Liam Keane.'Photo: MSMP131113-005ow
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A Makita tools demonstration at Branch Brothers doubled up as a charity fundraising event.

The family business, which sells building and landscaping tools and materials, held the event at its Deeping St James branch with representatives from toolmakers Makita.

Donations from Makita, Branch Brothers and customers raised £500 for the Peterborough Soup Kitchen, which served refreshments on the day.

Managing director Ashley Branch said the event showcased the range of Makita tools in stock. He said:“The Soup Kitchen had a break-in and their equipment was stolen, so we were pleased to help them.”

Pictured above are Soup Kitchen volunteer Anne Nickson, Branch Brothers sales advisor Ian
Hodgett, Soup Kitchen volunteer Barbara Teat,
Ashley Branch, Soup Kitchen treasurer Elaine Stapleford, Branch Brothers timber manager Peter Waddingham and Makita area manager Liam Keane. Photo: MSMP131113-005ow