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Jewson support mental health awareness in construction with its “Big Brew”

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Jewson has announced that more than 40 of its branches became hubs for mental health support earlier this month, as the builders merchant teamed up with charity Band of Builders to host The Big Brew. The event was designed to raise awareness of mental health challenges in the construction industry, …

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Jewson’s dragon boat race raises funds for its charity partners

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Jewson has held its second dragon boat race tournament, and has raised vital funds for its two official charity partners, Band of Builders and Whiteleys Retreat. A total of 220 people – made up of Jewson colleagues and team members from 25 of its suppliers – were split across 15 …

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Band of Builders helps ten-year-old quad amputee

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Band of Builders announces it has helped Luke Mortimer who, after contracting meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, lost his arms and legs. Mortimer thanked the team of volunteer tradespeople who have completed a project to make significant adaptations to his home in Embsay, North Yorkshire. Mortimer has also appeared on ITV’s …

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Builder with multiple sclerosis helped by Band of Builders


Band of Builders announces it has helped Chris Chappell, a former builder, who has been left using walking aids and a mobility scooter after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The condition left Chappell unable to carry out routine tasks until the band of builders stepped in to install a new accessible …

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Band of Builders win two awards at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

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Band of Builders has helped construct the award winning “Constructing Minds” garden, it won two awards and incorporates materials found at construction sites. The garden went on show at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, in July, where it was awarded the Best Show Garden and an RHS Silver Gilt …

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Band of Builders help get Luke home

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Trainee bricklayer Luke, 17, was in his second year of a bricklaying at Otley College when he suffered an aneurysm, known as an arteriovenous malformation. Luke has spent time in hospitals and rehabilitation centres before moving to the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre, The Chantry, around 18 months ago. Tony …

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Band of Builders expands support for tradespeople

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A national builders’ charity has expanded the support it offers to tradespeople after figures indicated that the suicide rate amongst construction workers in the UK has increased for the fifth year in a row. Figures from the team at Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Centre – …

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Band of Builders announces 2023 projects

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National construction charity Band of Builders has announced the projects that it plans to deliver this year to help members of construction industry who are battling illness or injury, making a life-changing difference to them and their families. The organisation, affectionately known as BoB, is gearing up for at least …

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Band of Builders tops £1m of project delivery value

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Band of Builders (BoB) has delivered a milestone £1m worth of projects to help tradespeople battling illness or injury, making a life-changing difference to them and their families. The organisation, founded in 2016, has a 50,000-strong community of volunteers and supporters. Its 27th project takes the equivalent cost of labour …

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Big Red Construction joins forces with the Big Brew

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Huddersfield-based Big Red Construction has become the headline sponsor of this year’s Big Brew campaign. The campaign encourages construction industry workers and tradespeople to come together to support one another, and remove the taboo around mental health in the sector. Big Red Construction was only founded just over five years …

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