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  • Weirbags bags help bring warmth to London’s homeless

    This November, charity Hands-On London ran its annual ‘Wrap Up London’ scheme for the eighth year. The scheme collects   unwanted coats donated by the public at a number of major tube stations around the capital city over three days. In addition to this, private collections ae made from businesses, families and groups of friends. These are then distributed by 800+ volunteers to the homeless, elderly and refugees.

    After seeing so much support in London, Hands On have expanded their campaign to Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, in partnership with international charity Human Appeal. This means many more individuals in need have a coat to keep them warm during the colder months.

    Weirbags proudly supplied the woven polypropylene bags used by volunteers to store and transport coats collected, which were printed with Wrap Up London branding in order to help promote the charity. Weirbags’ Commercial Director Julia Pemberton added:  “We are very pleased to see our printed bags used to help such a worthwhile cause.”

    Wrap Up London hold their heads high as one of London’s most successful volunteer-led initiatives, constantly increasing and achieving their targets. To support Hands-on London with a donation or to get involved, head over to their website here.

    Do you have a project or initiative you require packaging products for? Discover our online range or contact us to speak to a member of our friendly sales team.

  • Fresh Rebrand for Long Established Packaging Company Weir & Carmichael

    Long established packaging company Weir & Carmichael announce they are rebranding as ‘Weirbags’.

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  • Weir & Carmichael Support Local Families over the Christmas Period

    The staff at Weir & Carmichael ditched our annual ‘Secret Santa’ event and instead donated our £5 each to the local Food Bank.

    The staff managed to raise £185, which was then matched by the company to provide a fantastic total of £370! Our Managing Director, Martin Ellioth, went personally to hand the cheque over to the South Sefton Food Bank. Continue reading

  • After 23 Years Credit Controller, Lilian Griffiths, Retires from Weir & Carmichael

    On Friday 30th June, we said goodbye to our long serving credit controller Lilian Griffiths. The company celebrated Lilian’s 23 years of service with an office retirement party that included lots of cake, well wishes and of course a few tears. Continue reading

  • *NEW PRODUCT ALERT* 'Lawn Mower Base Cover'

    We are thrilled to present our brand new product the ‘Lawn Mower Base Cover’

    Our handy cover has been designed to protect the base of your Lawn Mower, whilst preventing any mess that comes from transporting it to and from storage. Continue reading

  • River Juniors Football Team Win the League

    We would like to say a massive congratulations to our sponsor team River Juniors who have just won their league in the tops cup final!

    The juniors took to the stage and battled against rivals, West Kirby Panthers, in the final of the Eastham and District Wirral League. After an action packed 90 minutes the game ended up going into extra time with both teams having scored two goals, however neither team was able to steal a winning goal and the score remained at 2-2. Continue reading

  • How to Split, Stack, Season and Store Firewood

    Now that we are approaching the latter of the winter months it’s probably a good time to start cutting firewood in preparation for next winter.

    Wood is traditionally cut from January until early March largely due the moisture content of the wood being at it’s lowest during these months. Tree sap remains at the bottom of the trunk throughout winter and leaves begin to draw it up when they sprout in spring therefore it is crucial to get cutting before then to maximise dryness. Wood is also much easier to cut in cooler temperatures. Continue reading

  • Weir & Carmichael Supports Local Communities Through Sponsorship

    Weir & Carmichael Ltd are proud to announce their sponsorship of local children’s football team River Juniors Under 8’s Football Club.  The Wirral based football club is part of the Eastham and District Junior League.

    Weir & Carmichael also funded the team’s brand new football kit for the season. Continue reading

  • How to Deter those Pesky Seagulls from Attacking Your Rubbish

    Stepping out of your front door and seeing last night’s spaghetti bolognaise and other waste strewn over the entire street can mean only one thing, our seaside villain Mr Seagull has paid yet another visit.

    Unfortunately, it’s becoming a regular scene for those of us residing in coastal areas or crowded inner cities. According to an RSPCA report the population of urban gulls has quadrupled in the last 15 years and as their numbers increase so does their tenacity. In recent years spates of seagull attacks have been hitting the headlines and harassed Britons are demanding that councils get rid of the nuisance birds. Continue reading

  • 8 Tips for a Stress Free Green BBQ

    There’s a “National Week” for all sorts of things these days – but National BBQ Week is one of those weeks we can all appreciate, and with this year marking the 20th annual National Barbecue Week running from Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June - there’s no reason not to celebrate.

    BBQ and alfresco eating is often a pleasurable and economical alternative to visiting the local pub or restaurant. However, a BBQ probably doesn’t sound like the ideal recipe for successful waste management, but with some careful planning, it is possible to sprinkle a little shade of green to your grill - the rest is down to what you decide to cook. Continue reading

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