The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the charity Band of Builders (BoB) as its latest associate member.
Band of Builders is a registered charity set up to help members of the UK construction industry battling illness or injury, through practical projects. Originally formed in 2016, BoB now has nearly 10,000 members, who all share the aim of helping fellow tradespeople in their hour of need.
Previous projects by Band of Builders have included: the installation of a specialised bathroom for an electrician’s daughter suffering from a rare skin condition; landscaping a garden for a builder suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, so he could safely watch his children play; finishing the renovations at the home of a plumber who died before he could complete them and creating a bedroom for a plasterer’s daughter who spent the first half of her life in hospital, as well as installing a downstairs bathroom for her carers.
Shane McCormick, Trustee at Band of Builders, said: “There is a natural connection between Band of Builders and the BMF in terms of our communities, but to have agreed a formal partnership is a huge milestone for BoB. For us, the partnership with the BMF will not only raise awareness of what we do in general, but it means we can reach out to the BMF’s 710 members, who turnover £32bn per annum, and talk directly to their customer base – the people who we help and who form our membership and volunteers.”
Welcoming Band of Builders into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said, “It’s fantastic to welcome this great national charity into BMF membership. After seeing their work over the past few years, we look forward to working together with them to help members of the UK construction industry and their families in their hour of need.”
For more information about Band of Builders please visit www.bandofbuilders.org