Selco Builders Warehouse has announced it will help extend and refurbish a Sikh temple in Birmingham.
The merchant is providing the products and materials for temporary toilets to be constructed to enable the building to stay operational while the work is carried out.
Ranjit Singh, a committee member of the temple, said: “The project is a demanding one but really important for our long-term future. In the 40 years I have been going to the temple, there hasn’t really been any major refurbishment or renovation work and the building is showing that now and it’s looking a little tired.
“We need to work on our disabled facilities and to grow in size to reflect the increasing number and size of the families who attend. We are extremely grateful for the support of Selco who have stepped in with a donation which allows us to continue with the project.
“We currently have a number of our older members who either have to worship downstairs or don’t attend at all due to the state of the building and this project is being carried out to make us accessible to all.”
It is hoped as many as 200 members a week will be able to attend the temple once the improvements have been carried out.
Dan Henebury, deputy branch manager of Selco Stirchley based on Charlotte Road, said: “We are always keen to support the communities in which we operate in any way we can and this is a perfect opportunity.
“There are exciting plans for the temple and we are delighted in playing a small part in helping them come to fruition.”