THE waste recycler NWH Group is helping Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS), a local charity that supports armed forces veterans to get back on their feet, by donating free skip hire for a property renovation on behalf of an 86-year-old veteran’s widow.
Ger Fowler, founder and project lead at VICS, said: “It’s been a massive team effort and we are overwhelmed by the support from across the Sunderland community. It’s brilliant to be able to make such a massive positive impact for this lady, especially at Christmas. Everyone has really pulled together and the contribution will last for years to come.”
The property was in a poor state of repair, without heating or lighting, holes in the roof and a dysfunctional bathroom. VICS has co-ordinated support from a number of local businesses to completely overhaul the property, including fixing the ceiling and lighting, replacing flooring, a new bathroom and plumbing, new kitchen units and cooker, installing a new boiler and central heating system, as well as fixing the front door, tidying the yard and providing a new bed and bedding, and a food hamper.
Andrew Turnbull, depot manager at NWH Group in Newcastle, said: “Making a positive impact in the community is a priority for our business and so we are delighted to be able to support VICS with the removal of waste during the renovation.”