Aggregate Industries has supported a charity campaign aiming to return a Leicestershire woman to her home from hospital before Christmas.
Three tonnes of 6mm stone mastic asphalt was donated from Aggregate’s Bardon Hill site, in order to create a smooth driveway for mother-of-two Rachel.
As a result of a bleed on the brain and, subsequently, a two-year period in Loughborough’s brain injury recovery unit, she requires the use of a wheelchair.
The donation is part of a wider campaign by the White Horse Wishing Well charity, which is bringing together an array of local businesses to give Rachel’s house the adaptations needed for her on-going rehabilitation – these include downstairs wetroom facilities and a specially modified car.
Mark Field, Production Manager at Aggregate Industries, commented: “We are proud to support such a worthy cause, and we hope that our contribution helps make the transition back home for Rachel a little easier.
“It’s always good to see local businesses come together to help those in need, and the turnout for this project has been fantastic.”
David Keatley-Lill, Chairman of the White Horse Wishing Well, added: “The project to adapt Rachel’s home was a perfect example of what can be achieved when a community comes together.
“To have Aggregate Industries come on board and lay a new, wheelchair-friendly driveway was the icing on the cake. We can’t thank them enough for getting involved and helping change a family’s life.”
The White Horse Wishing Well has been raising funds to help local people for more than four years. Run entirely by volunteers, all donations made go directly towards its projects.
Each year, it runs a ‘12 gifts of Christmas’ campaign, where 12 worthy causes benefit from the fund throughout the festive season.
Progress on the campaign can be followed on Twitter via @WhiteHorseWish.
On 7 January, over 35 GGF Member companies met with the GGF Technical team to discuss the impact of the Government Future Homes Consultation proposals and to finalise the GGF’s response to the Consultation.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Seminars, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
FLIR Systems has found the average UK home wastes £363 worth of heat through poor insulation, with nearly half of consumers citing winter energy bills as a major concern.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Information Technology, Posts, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Thermal Imaging and Monitors
Brady Corporation’s new, highly reflective ISO 7010 safety signs greatly increase safety in dark places. The signs reflect twice as much light when lit with a torch or vehicle headlights.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation
The new FLIR MR277 combines a built-in thermal imager with moisture hygrometer and FLIR multi-spectral dynamic imaging.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Thermal Imaging and Monitors