CT1, the Number 1 Sealant and Adhesive, is both humbled and privileged become an official corporate partner with Band of Builders, an amazing charity delivering life enhancing projects for tradespeople and their families who are dealing with life’s most challenging circumstances.
Band of Builders is a National UK Construction charity initially founded by Addam Smith, a landscaper who simply wanted to help his friend Keith who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It has now completed scores of practical projects to help members of the construction industry, their families and their dependants who are battling illness or injury. As well as making physical adaptations to properties to suit their beneficiaries needs, they also promote Mental Health and award grants for those in urgent financial need.
CT1 is the No1 sealant and adhesive in the UK and always leading and providing the construction and landscaping industries with the very latest solutions for every type of project.
The Perfect Partnership
As a family owned company with strong community bonds it’s the perfect fit to partner with Band of Builders and provide practical support to members of the UK construction industry facing life changing or limiting circumstances.
In times of need or upheaval, everyone pitches in to help their neighbours and to have a unique and remarkable charity like Band of Builders helping a construction brother or sister in need is amazing, and CT1 jumped at the chance to be involved.
CT1’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Nicola Walsh, said the company wholeheartedly supported the work of the charity – which is affectionately known as BoB – and becoming a corporate partner was a great way to cement the flourishing relationship.
“We have a long history of supporting a range of projects and charities at a local level, but the time has come for our business to take our support to the next stage. Band of Builders embodies everything that’s amazing about the construction industry.”
“Tradespeople are often forgotten, being self-employed. They encounter daily struggles and often risk their health and lives attending to certain jobs. Those of us working in or supplying the building industry should try to help our fellow tradespeople in any way we can. We salute you BoB and are proud to be part of a growing movement in the construction industry that is a force for good.”
Delivering Life Enhancing Projects
One heart-warming and very emotional 8-day project has recently been completed for Kevin McGowan from Toomebridge in Northern Ireland. Kevin was a hard-working and enthusiastic brick layer turned contractor from Toomebridge, who has been living with a significant disability. His wife Margaret has adopted the role of his primary carer.
In 2011 aged just 54, Kevin began to notice difficulty walking, talking and swallowing. His symptoms progressed aggressively over a period of 8 months and he was eventually given the devastating diagnosis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). It causes irreversible brain damage with no successful treatment that usually results in death within a year of diagnosis.
Despite defying the odds and surviving, Kevin’s disease has destroyed his life, stripped him of his independence and resulted in insurmountable financial pressure on his young family. Instead of enjoying retirement, he is bed-bound, fed via a tube and has incomprehensible speech.
Band of Builders rallied, and volunteers come from all around to help extend the rear of Kevin’s home, create a living area downstairs where he could interact with family and build a wheelchair accessible paths and landscaped gardens to provide outside space he could use.
CT1 is the number 1 product of choice for trades in every sector of the industry including roofing contractors, joiners, window suppliers, kitchen fitters, bathroom installers, as well as specialist fit out and building companies. The construction industry is the driving force of our country and trades people are the central core of it. That’s why CT1 is delighted to partner and support Band of Builders, a unique and remarkable charity doing something special and delivering life enhancing improvements when its needed most.
Making a Difference
Band of Brothers and the almost 50,000 volunteers across the UK that have come together to help their fellow tradespeople through renovations or repairs truly make a real difference to the lives of colleagues in the construction industry who are faced with life-changing or limiting circumstances.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or know of someone who is or was in the building industry and has fallen on hard times, please contact Band of Builders – www.bandofbuilders.org/
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