Spare change for real change

Helping the homeless is very important to Howdens, and there are certain times of year when fundraising for them can be particularly effective...

In the busiest week of trading in October 2014, Matthew Ingle, the company's CEO, challenged the depots and support offices to raise as much money as possible for local homeless charities in their area - through collection buckets.

The challenge was a huge success: across the country, customers and employees raised more than £65,000 for 45 local homeless charities.