If you haven’t heard of Band of Builders where have you been?!
They are an organisation that first came to my attention when I started my job at Fencing and Construction Training. I was tasked with starting a company blog and I was on the lookout for stories to write about. I hit the jackpot when I discovered Band of Builders.
For an organisation that brings such joy and positivity they started out in the most tragic of circumstances. Keith Ellick, a close friend and colleague of Addam Smith the founder of Band of Builders, was devastatingly diagnosed with terminal cancer. Upon hearing this distressing news, Addam wanted to do anything in his power to help his mate.
The original plan was to landscape Keith’s garden. However, with the support of construction businesses from all over the UK this plan developed into a full-scale renovation of Keith’s house.
Lovely stuff right? Well they didn’t stop there.
Since the first project Band of Builders have gone from strength to strength. They have taken on multiple projects and really made a difference in peoples lives. One of the most heart-warming things is the numerous construction companies that have volunteered time and also resources to make these projects happen.
Band of Builders – Get involved
A big help in raising money for the projects is the sale of their own branded clothing, workwear and accessories. They are also heavily supported by company and personal fundraisers which you can find out more about here.
They’ve also created a community using their Facebook page where tradesmen can go to share stories, offer and ask for advice and just have a laugh.
So, we just wanted to raise some awareness and ask for you to get involved if you can! Whether that be helping on a project, running a fundraiser or just buying something from their site. In the words of Tesco….. ‘Every Little Helps!’