Who are Band of Builders?
Band of Builders are a National Charity run by tradespeople, for tradespeople. Providing help to the construction industry through hands-on projects, advice or support, they help each other when times get tough. Their motto ‘Together Stronger’ is evidenced in the strong community they have grown.
Blue Circle’s Mastercrete was the reliable main sponsor of Steve’s Project, Band of Builder’s largest project to date. Steve Dunphy, a plumbing and central heating engineer, had purchased two adjoining properties in 2005 for his wife Elaine and four boys. Sadly, Steve was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer and passed away in December 2018 before the renovation was complete. Steve’s Project had over 50 tradespeople tackling a full house renovation which was completed in just 9 days!
Last October Band of Builders descended on Hereford to build a dream cabin for Kyle Sisson, 15, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just three days old. Kyle has a complex medical regime and has been in and out of hospital for most of his life, preventing him from leading a normal teenage life.
Kyle’s Project saw the charity build Kyle a safe haven where he can be home schooled and he now has somewhere he can call his own to socialise with friends.
Gavin Crane, chair of trustees at Band of Builders said: “We can’t thank Blue Circle enough for the support they’ve given us as a charity. Providing materials makes a huge difference and allows us to undertake huge projects that really do change our beneficiaries lives and help them in their hour of need. That’s something Blue Circle has done several times, but on top of that they also sponsored two of our projects financially in 2019 and are sponsoring a third in 2020.”
Gavin also commented: “It’s only by support from companies like Blue Circle that Band of Builders can continue its work and help members of the construction industry when they need it most. It goes without saying that we look forward to ‘cementing’ our relationship with Blue Circle and continuing as one of the family.”
One of the Blue Circle family
Blue Circle products are proud to be continuing their sponsorship of Band of Builders into 2020. We’re looking forward to seeing the positive effect which their brilliant work continues to have not only on their beneficiaries but on the industry as a whole.
If you or anyone in a trade which you think could benefit from Band of Builders help, please get in contact here.