Building firm Willmott Dixon Partnerships has made a donation to three local organisations in Handsworth, as part of its commitment to leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the area.
The repairs and maintenance company came to the aid of a local youth training centre Law, Leisure and Learning in Handsworth, after its facilities suffered from a roof leak and needed vital repairs.
Willmott Dixon’s Birmingham branch donated £500 worth of building materials including bags of plaster, plasterboard and specialist nails to help replace the centre’s ceiling. Their Customer and Community Officer Melanie Checkley said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer our support to the Handsworth community. There are so many different skills initiatives going on at ‘Law Leisure and Learning’ for local people and it’s important to us that we can help where necessary.”
Pauline Wright, co-founder of Law Leisure and Learning added: “We’re very grateful to Willmott Dixon for supporting us in this way. When the roof started leaking we weren’t sure how we’d be able to afford all the repairs ourselves. This generous donation means that we can get our centre back to its best and continue providing learning experiences for all of our users.”
Furthermore Willmott Dixon has also supported two local scout groups with their annual performing arts production. The company donated 14 hard hats to help the Tame Valley District Scout Association and Perry Barr Guide Division with this year’s Handsworth Gangshow production, which was held at the Crescent Theatre.
Dave Allen, from the Birmingham Scouts Organisation, said: “We’d like to thank Willmott Dixon for giving our production a bit of extra sparkle. The members of our cast really looked the part when they stepped out on stage.”
Mick Williamson, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships said, “This is very much part of our Transforming Communities ethos, which is about making a real and positive difference to the lives of people living locally. We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave a real legacy and we recently wrote an article, called Transforming Communities, to share ideas and help organisations deliver sustainable growth to help communities through these current austere times.”