A good sign – family business supports Dukinfield centre
Monday 7th August 2017 @ 11:10 by Adam Higgins
Business Dukinfield News

A family business from Dukinfield has shown its community spirit once again by supplying a sign for a local community hub at a reduced rate.

Rondar Signs Limited created a welcoming sign for The Together Centre at Loxley House, also in Dukinfield, and fitted it for half the normal price.

Ron Durward, founder of the signage specialists at Broadway Industrial Estate on Outram Road, explained why they decided to support the Birch Lane centre.

He told the Reporter: “Around two weeks ago, Councillor Dawson Lane, who has been a good friend of mine for many years, came down to see us and asked if we could do the sign and the post for the centre.

“We couldn’t donate it fully but said we would do it for a reduced price. We said by all means we would do it.

“We went down to put it up and we wished them all the best. It’s great to support something local and keep it in the Tameside area. It’s all for a good cause.

“They are only half a mile down the road from us, near the Village Hotel, and it’s good that they thought of us too.

“That’s what it’s all about – they help the community and people in the area to do things and keep their minds occupied and everyone has to do their bit to help each other.”

The sign and post would normally cost around £800 to supply and fit but Rondar Signs agreed to keep the costs down for the charity, which provides a number of services for vulnerable people across Tameside.

Ron, 71, added: “We paid towards the materials and the post so they could have it for half the usual price. We can only do our best.

“They are a registered charity who are local and Cllr Dawson Lane is a nice guy so when he asked we felt we had to help in some way.”

It’s not the only thing Rondar Signs have done recently to support the community, after raising more than £1,000 for the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

They printed hundreds of stickers donning the worker bee – the symbol of Manchester – in five different sizes and asked for a £2 donation for each, with requests coming from as far and wide as Cyprus.

READ MORE: Dukinfield business sticks by Manchester appeal


Main picture:

Sign of community spirit: Ron Durward (right), Councillor Dawson Lane (centre) and Ron’s son Peter (left) next to the new sign at Loxley House