A scout group has been given
somewhere safe to store their equipment after two Lincolnshire firms teamed up
to help.
Employees at Focus
Consultants have been working with the 30th Lincoln 1st
Bassingham Scout Group to help them find the funding to provide a new equipment
store to replace old buildings which have to be demolished at their
headquarters in Bassingham, near Brant Broughton.
Focus spotted a 20-foot metal
storage container which had come to the end of its useable life span and which
was owned by Linden Homes, a company that Focus has been working with on their Oasis
development at Carholme Road in Lincoln. The development is now in its final
phase so the timing was perfect for Linden Homes to come to the rescue by
donating one of their old storage containers from the site to help the
Bassingham Scout Group.
Jon Blanchard, site manager
for Linden Homes at the Carholme Road development said: “We were only too
pleased to help out with this as it fits in with our community engagement work
we do as part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme where we are always looking
at how we can go the extra mile.”
Senior building surveyor
Darren Booker, from Focus Consultants, said: “As funding and building
consultants we always strive to find new ways of helping projects succeed and
are very pleased to help, especially when the local community benefits.”
Alison Kelly, who is the
Bassingham Chief Scout Leader, said: “We can’t thank Focus and Linden Homes
enough for their help and donation.  As a
charity we are always looking to find new ways of funding equipment and activities
for the children because without funding and volunteers we could not function;
and it is times like this we really appreciate the generosity and
thoughtfulness of people such as Linden Homes and Focus Consultants.  With support like this from local businesses
it helps to make our funding stretch that bit further.”
Focus Consultants has offices
at Endeavour
Park, Boston, and Manor Farm, Aubourn near Lincoln, as well as branches in
Nottingham, Leicester and London. It provides a range of consultancy services
to the construction industry, including construction and property services,
project and programme management, energy carbon sustainability support and
economic development and funding advice.
Linden Homes,
part of the Galliford Try
Group, is a leading homes builder, with branches across the country. Linden
Homes is an award-winning housebuilder and the sixth largest residential
developer in the UK.
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