Puslished: 18 July 2017
Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) has been named as a regional winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition 2017, with the project scooping £5,000 worth of materials.
The charity offers a range of volunteering opportunities for young people, as well as a space for the local community. However, with the current building is falling into disrepair, the prize from Jewson will go towards renovating the site. Local student volunteers from VISION West Nottinghamshire College will also be offering plumbing, decorating, joinery and electrical support.
Head of School for Construction and Building Services, Glynn Statham, said: “This is a great kick-start to the project. It’s a very worthy cause and renovation of this building is set to benefit the community which uses the service.”
Peter Clarke, Change Officer at Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services added: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with VISION West Nottinghamshire College on the refurbishment of Community House. It’s amazing to think of all those who voted for us and we would like to thank them all for voting.”
Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services was invited to join the 25 other winners at an awards ceremony at the University of Nottingham on Wednesday 5th July where celebrity architect, George Clarke, presented the prizes.
George Clarke commented: “I’ve been so impressed with the projects and amount of causes helped over the past few years, so it’s been an honour to have supported the Building Better Communities competition from Jewson. The funds donated will help the groups and charities make huge improvements to their buildings and, ultimately, make a difference to the communities of today and of the future.”
The competition was launched in Marchl 2017 and saw the prize fund doubled for its third year. More than 2,000 entries were submitted and, with the help of Jewson employees and suppliers, the number was narrowed down to a shortlist of 42. This was then put to a public vote and, following further judging, Jewson announced the winners.
Adrian Arnold, Branch Manager at Jewson Mansfield, said: “Massive congratulations to Mansfield Community and Voluntary Services! We received a record number of entries this year, so this really is a huge achievement for all of the winning projects.
“We know there are community groups doing great work up and down the country, and they all deserve to be given a much-needed helping hand. We’re glad that we’ve been able to give them some of the resources they need to continue improving the lives of people around them.”
This year the competition was supported by a number of Jewson partners, including Velux, Norbord, Marshalls, Polypipe, Recticel, Tarmac and British Gypsum.
To see the full list of winners, visit: www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk
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Notes to editors
With over 600 branches across the country, Jewson is the UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials. The first Jewson branch opened in 1836 - for 181 years it has been supplying building materials and supporting the trade.
Jewson offers the widest range of quality materials and products from everyday core essentials to the latest sustainable innovations - Jewson's friendly and knowledgeable employees continue to provide the highest levels of customer service. In addition to timber and building materials, Jewson also has specialist landscaping, joinery, insulation, tool hire, brick, kitchen and bathroom centres up and down the country.
For more information visit: www.jewson.co.uk
Without the assistance of Mansfield CVS, we would have struggled to remain in existence. The help and training we have received, coupled with the ongoing assistance of Ian and Trish has helped us to maintain our service.
I am hoping for a continued close working partnership in the future, resulting in benefit to both of our organisations.
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