Rukeri, a brand of Salt and Grit Solutions Ltd, has donated a pallet of turf to Hillhead Pets Corner, a local Pets Charity, based in Kilbirnie.

Hillhead Pets Corner was set up in 2012 with the main aim of helping vulnerable children, young adults and families experience the outdoors and express themselves within a safe, controlled environment. This includes work experience opportunities and various workshops all aimed at expanding knowledge and providing practical experience in conservation. There are a number of different species housed at the Pet Corner, including a pig, a tortoise, Goats, Hens, Giant Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Quails, Peacocks and a range of other birds. The charity relies on a team of dedicated volunteers for day to day operations and also reaches out in to the community for help in the way of practical donations.

As a local turf grower who supply turf throughout all of the UK, Rukeri was approached for a turf donation that would be used in several animal enclosures with a view to making the living quarters more comfortable before winter kicks in properly. Angela Smith, a director of Rukeri, was happy to be able to help as not only does she agree that it is a worthwhile venture – Angela has always had a soft spot for animals!


Rukeri specialises in premium turf, cutting from their own fields in Paisley. Other products available include logs and coal, decorative stones, fencing & decking, barks and sands. Rukeri is a brand of Salt and Grit Solutions Ltd, a company that imports and distributes de-icing rock salt.

Lisa Taylor, Marketing Executive at Rukeri says, ‘All of the staff at Rukeri are happy to be able to help in some way and its great news that the animals at Hillhead Pets Corner are now ready for winter. We urge local companies and householders to make sure that they are ready for winter too. Rukeri now supplies kiln dried logs, coals and smokeless fuels and Salt and Grit Solutions distributes de-icing salt. We believe these to be winter essentials for keeping warm and safe when it’s cold and frosty outside.’

If you would like to get involved or would simply like more information on Hillhead Pets Corner, please visit their Facebook page. Donations can be made by paying directly to the charity via PayPal account or via text by texting HPCC01 £(ur amount) to 70070.

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