Monday, 20 June 2016

B&Q Hartlepool hosts Dad’s DIY Dad’s Challenge…and award local Mum with Power Drill prize!

Employees at B&Q Hartlepool enjoyed hosting a series of DIY challenges to celebrate Fathers Day yesterday (Sunday June 19th) and ended up gifting a local Mum with the prize….a Bosch Power Drill.

Deborah Donnelly, 52, and her son Joshua, 25, from Ingelby Barwick, were just a few of the many happy customers to take part in the competition!
She said: “I could not believe it! I won the challenge in one minute and four seconds! Girl power at its’ best or what?”

The fun took place to coincide with B&Q’s research which confirmed that, of the people in the North East who remembered their dads this year, the majority planned to spend around £11-20 on a gift. When asked to identify the worst Father’s Day presents ever received, answers from the Dads surveyed included a brick, a fake poo, a flat pint of beer and even a belly button warmer! This was aside of course from the ever-predictable socks that topped the list.

Glenn Warwick, B&Q Hartlepool Store Manager, said: “It’s an interesting misperception that Dads aren’t bothered about receiving gifts and so this year we challenged Hartlepool to raise their game when it came to Father’s Day.

“B&Q Hartlepool yesterday offered all families the chance to bring their dads along to a programme of events. We set up special stations with in-store with tutorials from staff to help dad get started on essential activities and prizes were offered to the best budding home improvers.
“Activities included a power tool demo, how to build a decking area in the Garden Centre,  how to lay laminate flooring demonstration between 12pm and 4pm, an all -day Valspar paint demonstration with free tester pots for Dads, and finally we will offered all dads attending our classes a free B&Q apron. We all want to congratulate Deborah on her speed and accuracy – she’s a very deserving winner!”!”

About B&Q

B&Q is the UK’s leading home improvement and garden living retailer, with over 300 stores and employing employ more than 30,000 people from all walks of life.

Every year, more than 20 million people make their homes and outdoor living better with B&Q, and every year it achieves ever-higher standards for sustainable sourcing.

B&Q is part of Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement retailer which operates over 1,200 stores in 11 countries across Europe and China.

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