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Humber Door raises 500 for Dove House Hospice

Jethro Shearring from Dove House and Hayley Barker from Hurst Plastics

The ‘Humber Door’, which was created by Hurst Plastics to celebrate Hull’s incredible year as ‘UK City of Culture 2017’, has helped to raise vital funds for a local charity. The composite door, which features a dramatic image of the iconic Humber Bridge, recently sold for £500 in aid of Dove House Hospice.

Hurst Plastics’ Marketing Manager Hayley Barker was invited to the hospice to see how the funds will be used to provide day therapy and residential care for patients.

Hayley said: “We were delighted to make such a special door that captures the heart of Hull and donate it to this amazing local charity. Hurst Plastics is a Hull business through and through and our local community means a great deal to us. Dove House Hospice looks after more than 1000 local people and their families every year and it was wonderful to learn that the funds raised will help the hospice provide essential patient care and support.”

Jethro Shearring, Fundraising Co-ordinator at Dove House Hospice, added: “At the hospice, we provide all our services free of charge for our patients but our care is not free to provide. As the demand for our services increases, so do our running costs. We are reliant on generous donations from local companies like Hurst Plastics to help us continue our work. The Humber Door was a brilliant tribute to the city of Hull and a terrific fundraising asset. There was some competitive bidding for the door and we’re thrilled that it raised such a fantastic figure for the hospice”

The unique Humber door, which was manufactured at Hurst Plastics’ dedicated factory in Hull, features a striking photograph of the famed 2220-metre long suspension bridge. The image was reproduced on to the glazed panel of the door using Hurst Plastics’ unique digital printing technology.

Offering one of the best performing composite doors in the market, Hurst Plastics is the only door manufacturer in the UK to offer digital printing direct on to glass.

No longer confined to the standard glass designs which are widely offered on doors, installers can take a customer’s favourite photograph and reproduce it on to glass. This enables homeowners to create a truly personal entrance for their home.

The Hurst composite door is one of the best performing composite doors on the market and is guaranteed to provide the highest levels of security.

Hurst Plastics

Hurst employs 140 people and currently manufactures 400 composite doors and 3,000 door panels a week from its two dedicated factories in Kingston-Upon-Hull. The Kingston-upon-Hull based firm is part of the established Hurst Group, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. The Group has more than 350 employees and a turnover in excess of £35 million a year. With expertise in joinery, building services, ceilings and flooring, it is a leading player in the interior-fit-out contracting and glazing industries.

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