A BUILDING merchant has launched a charity partnership aiming to raise thousands of pounds for disabled children in the area.

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies on Stock Lane is the latest branch of the group to support Caudwell Children - a charity providing practical and emotional support for disabled children.

Staff at the branch will take part in different fundraising events over coming months to support the charity and community.

Fundraising events will range from a 12-hour walking challenge to coffee mornings.