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 were born out of 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.
So Addam, doing what he does best, decided to landscape Keith’s garden. However, with the overwhelming support of construction businesses from all over the UK, the plan developed into a full-scale renovation of Keith’s house.
Lovely stuff right? Well Addam didn’t stop there. He recognised the joy and comfort he provided for Keith and his family was needed by many others. Addam was astonished by the support from like minded tradesmen, and Band of Builders was born!
Since the first project Band of Builders has demonstrated the strength of unity and willpower. Undertaking multiple projects, Band of Builders have impacted so many people and shown the whole world what it is to be selfless and what joy can be found in helping people.
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!’