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Resapol Supports Band of Builders

12 April, 2024

The Resapol Foundation is incredibly pleased to donate £1,000 to the Band of Builders.

Band of Builders was born in 2016 when their founder took to social media to ask for help renovating the home of close friend and colleague Keith Ellick. Doctors diagnosed Keith with terminal cancer. The incredible response from tradespeople across the UK saw the project completed.
The industry demonstrated what can be achieved when it stands together.

It has grown to become a registered charity that completes practical projects to help members of the UK construction industry who are battling illness or injury. For each project, volunteers come together to help their fellow tradespeople. This is through renovations or repairs that make a real difference to their lives.

About Band of Builders

In September 2023, Band of Builders won Corporate Partnership of the Year – Small (for its work with Jewson). CEO Gavin Crane also received the Rising Chief Executive Award at the prestigious Third Sector Awards. It also received two highly commended awards for Small Charity of the Year and Small Charity, Big Achiever.

Recent projects have included:

  • In October 2023, BBC TV’s The One Show screened the emotional scenes as Luke Goold-Hannatt returned to his family home for the first time following the completion of the project.
  • In July 2023, four BoB volunteers who worked on Luke Mortimer’s project joined the ten-year-old quad amputee on the sofa on ITV’s This Morning. He talked about the adaptations they made to his home to make life easier for the schoolboy and his family.
  • The first project in Northern Ireland was building a new sunroom for former bricklayer Kevin McGowan. Kevin has been bed-bound for a decade because of a rare neurological disorder. Therefore, he requires round-the-clock care.
  • Completely reconfiguring the ground floor of the home of plasterer Mark’s partner Cher Little She was left relying on a wheelchair after having her legs amputated.
  • Revamping the home of chartered surveyor Rob Lamb in Solihull to make it safe and accessible after he was left paralysed by a fall.

Band of Builders also organises the Big Brew. The annual event raises awareness of the mental health crisis in the construction industry, where the suicide rate is estimated to be as high as two people every day. UK construction workers are also nearly three times as likely to die by suicide than their counterparts in other industries.

 “The generosity of businesses and individuals never ceases to amaze us – and this is invaluable in enabling our charity to continue completing practical projects to help members of the UK construction industry and their families who are battling illness or injury.

Thank you to the Resapol Foundation for the donation and choosing to support a charity which is solely focused on supporting the UK construction industry.”

Band of Builders CEO, Gavin Crane

The Resapol Foundation

We take immense pride in our support for Band of Builders. Being a charity dedicated solely to assisting individuals within the Construction Industry and their families, it is a privilege to contribute towards making a meaningful impact. For further information about the Resapol Foundation and its positive endeavours, kindly visit the Resapol Foundation webpage for more detailed information.