A NEW bathroom and tile showroom is set to partner with a local charity.

Easy Bathrooms launched in Boulton Road, Reading, on April 1, following months of planning and renovation work.

The company has now announced that it will donate 5 per cent of its profits to The Royal Berks Charity, which raises funds for the Royal Berkshire Hospital, enabling them to purchase the extras that enhance patient care and improve staff training and welfare.

June Leatheam, the charity's fundraising manager, said: "Many people throughout the Reading area have had to use the Royal Berks Hospital, or had friends or relatives that have, at some stage in their lives, and we hope that they all received good care.

"What many people do not know is that the hospital has its own charity, The Royal Berks Charity, which receives donations from individuals, groups and companies, which help towards the needs of wards and departments within the trust, and which is why we are so delighted to announce that Easy Bathrooms Reading has chosen to support our work, for which we are extremely grateful."

Arek Halas, manager at the store, said: "We are delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile local cause.

"We are a retailer with roots firmly in our community and we look forward to building a relationship with the charity.

"Not only is it local but we are aware of the individual needs of the departments which don't get as much fundraising or publicity as the others.

"We look forward to helping as much as we can and attending the many events this charity organises."