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New Pink Door Range Launched

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We are excited to offer a brand new pink door range, designed exclusively by DOORCO in support of We Mind & Kelly Matters, a charity set up by our Group Chairman John Hewitt, in memory of his daughter Kelly.

DOORCO admirably wanted to offer something longevity to customers to support the charity, and what better way than creating a range of pink doors, a colour that has already proven popular for front doors in many homes, including Mrs Hinch! 

20% of all door blanks sold from this range will go to We Mind & Kelly Matters to help raise awareness of mental health and prevention of suicides. 

Doorco pink door rangeThis is an exclusive collection of four door styles, offered in three delicate shades of pink. The design is complimented with stunning rose gold Sweet hardware from Brisant, homeowners can also choose from three beautiful glass designs from Regalead to complete their entrance door.

John Hewitt commented on the range: 

"When DOORCO approached me about this new collection I was blown away. We originally set up We Mind & Kelly Matters to keep Kelly's memory alive, but as time has gone on, we are determined to make a difference in the prevention of suicide. All the money we raise through the charity goes to mental health awareness, trying to remove the stigma and prevent other young people from taking their own lives."

He adds "We're all extremely grateful to DOORCO for this initative which I'm sure will provide us with funds to help realise our plans to educate the next generation about mental health before it's too late."

Glazerite are pleased to be able to offer this range of doors from 1st September.

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