Alumet’s Summers donates his famous Green Jacket to charity

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by Tim Brown

The most famous item of clothing in the construction industry has now been consigned to history.

Alumet's CEO Gary Summers and his bright green dinner-jacket.
Alumet's CEO Gary Summers and his bright green dinner-jacket.

Over the last decade, Alumet’s CEO Gary Summers and his bright green dinner-jacket has become a familiar sight both locally and nationally as the contracting business collected dozens of awards.

However, it will probably never be seen again as Summers has donated it as the first item in Alumet’s charity clothing bank positioned outside their Southam premises. The value of the textiles donated will be added to Alumet’s fundraising total at the end of the year.

The Midlands Entrepreneur of The Year had a tear in his eye as he let go of his unique item of clothing. “All good things come to an end,” he said, “my green jacket has become synonymous with both Alumet and myself and has certainly served us well over the last ten years or so. However I am delighted that it is kick starting our latest charity drive.”

The building envelope and renewable energy specialists will also be hosting a sponsored Sunset Scurry at Draycote Water, near Rugbyon Thursday the 25th April in order to raise funds for their chosen charities Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Heart of England Community Foundation.

The 5 mile jaunt around the reservoir will start at 6:30pm and is open to everyone, whether you are a runner, jogger or walker; the event is suitable for all ages and abilities, although all children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult. It also allows participants to raise funds and support two great local charities.

Alumet are welcoming participants to arrive in fancy dress outfits and all entrants will be supplied with water pistols to shoot any of the Alumet Directors (tagged with orange running numbers), if they can be caught!

Alumet Director, Dean Walton commented: “Times are not easy at the moment for charitable organisations, and every penny counts. This event offers everyone an opportunity to get together and support two very worthy charities while having some fun in the process.”

For more information about the Sunset Scurry, please get in touch with Alumet’s Emma Scull on 01926 811677 or email [email protected]. Registration deadline is the April 15th 2013.