The Builders Merchants Federation has nominated industry charity Band of Builders as its charity partner for 2022. Band of Builders provides practical assistance to support members of the construction industry and their families who are faced with life changing or limiting circumstances.
Founded in 2016, fuelled by one man’s desire to help a friend in his hour of need, Band of Builders has become a national charity run by and for those working in the building industry, whether as a tradesperson or a merchant. Over the last five years it has completed projects in England, Scotland and Wales and will undertake its first in Northern Ireland early in 2022. In addition, the charity’s latest Big Brew campaign will both raise awareness and fund a new range of mental health support services for supply chain companies, small businesses and the self-employed.
Gavin Crane, chair of the board of trustees for Band of Builders said: “We are truly excited to announce this partnership with the BMF, particularly as our Big Brew Mental Health campaign launches in October, adding another dimension to our support for the industry.”
John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “We are delighted to support Band of Builders as our charity partner for the coming year. Since its formation it has shown how much can be achieved when people unite to help others. Their ethos, summed up by the charity’s strapline ‘Together Stronger’, is very similar to that of the BMF. After the challenges we have all faced over the past 18 months, we are looking forward to fund-raising with our members to support the work of Band of Builders.”