25th anniversary celebrations

solarCommercial fabricator, Solar Windows, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner hosted in aid of local Caerphilly charity, Cancercareline Blackwood.

,The event, held at the Hilton hotel in Cardiff, attracted more than 250 of Solar’s staff, customers and suppliers, including representatives from PVC-U systems supplier Rehau and customers from across the private and social housing sectors, such as Crest Nicholson and United Welsh Housing Association.

,Guest speakers were Robert Jones and Brynmor Williams, both ex Wales and British Lions scrum halves, and now senior executives at Solar’s insurance brokers, Thomas Carroll Brokers. With a charity auction and raffle taking place during the evening, the event helped to raise more than £20,000 in much needed funds for the charity.

,Carl Lewis, managing director of Solar Windows, said: “We wanted to use our anniversary celebrations to share some of our success with the local community.

,“Of course, we already contribute a great deal in terms of providing employment, training and mentoring schemes for young people but we wanted to mark our 25 years with something special.

,”We chose Cancercareline Blackwood because it does such fantastic work centred in and around Caerphilly where we are based. £20,000 will make a huge difference to this small charity and will help with their work providing cancer patients and their families with advice, counselling and a range of therapies to make their lives a little easier.”

,Further information is available at www.solarwindows.co.uk