DIY SOS - Homes for Veterans
Our thanks can be added to the many testimonials received on the project, particularly from the BBC’s Nick Knowles and his team, who emphasised the importance of your support on the BBC shows and accompanying interviews, and also via social media. Manchester City Council, Haig Housing and Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) have also expressed their thanks. There is no doubt - we could not have done it without you.
Ed Parker, CEO for WWTW, sent us the note below which sums up your considerable contribution to the project nicely:
“The last few months in Manchester have been a whirlwind and I am very humbled by the support we have received. You guys have made such a huge difference to people’s lives. Our job is now to maintain that momentum.”
Your generosity of time and materials was crucial to the success of this massive project, the BBC’s biggest ever Big Build, and your contributions to the fundraising for WWTW will help the charity in firmly establishing their North West base.
With your support, we have raised £5,400 via Barry Corbett’s 10k and a virtual raffle for which our supply chain not only donated prizes to, but also bought tickets for.
The project doesn’t end here, we will continue our support for WWTW and are currently liaising with the charity on training and work experience opportunities and the coordination of skills support.
Once more, please accept our most heartfelt thanks. We hope you got out of it as much as we did, especially if you watched the achievement unfold on the BBC shows, seeing the reaction of the veterans involved in the programme; Lamin, John, Jack and their families.
There were also the unseen works, including getting the site into a position where the impossible could be achieved in two weeks, so for whichever stage of the project you were involved in, you really did play a part in making this happen.
We look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.Danny Murray, Regional Managing Director, ISG