TO celebrate its tenth anniversary, a cleaning business operating across Halton decided to donate £250 to a worthy organisation serving the community.

Hardman Office and Commercial Cleaning Ltd was determined to give back to the Halton community, by asking its social media followers to nominate which charity, community group, organisation, or club they wanted to receive £250 - in honour of its tenth year in business.

Halton Riverside Boxing Club received the most nominations and the donation was gratefully received by owner Tom Cavanagh.

"I opened the boxing club because at age nine I was taken into care," he said.

"I had no confidence, and I was scared of my own shadow.

"I got involved with boxing because I no longer wanted to run away from life, it gave me confidence and discipline and now I am working to give that same opportunity to someone else and possibly make them an Olympian.

"Our club is built on the coaches.

"As volunteers, we don’t get paid, but we do it because we love the sport and the kids.

"We will be using the £250 to buy a new canvas for the boxing ring as it has seen better days."

Hardman Office and Commercial Cleaning is a family run business which was launched in 2011 by Robbie Hardman, who was later joined full-time by his wife Helen.

They now employ two supervisors and a team of more than 40 cleaning operatives.

As two-time winners of Halton Chamber’s Customer Service Excellence Award and finalists in the Responsible Business Category in 2019, they plan on continuing to grow the business within Halton and continue to be supportive of the community and other local businesses.

Robbie Hardman, owner of Hardman Office and Commercial Cleaning Ltd, added: "We run our business the way we think all local businesses should be run.

"We give all employees all the training and support that they need, we try and be as environmentally friendly as possible and we like to give back to our Halton community wherever possible.

"We have been planning to do something for the community to celebrate 10 years as a successful award-winning business.

"In past years we have raised money by doing 10k runs and half marathons, but due to the restrictions this year we had to think of something a little different.

"We have a great social media following full of Halton businesses, friends and colleagues, so what better way to decide who to give the £250 to, than to ask our followers to nominate."