Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Together / Charity, Training | Posted on 26-04-2013
In support of The Prince’s Trust Get into Construction programme, we recently teamed up with our friends at Novus Property Solutions, the new name of local property maintenance specialist Seddon Property Services, to organise work experience for unemployed trainees in the Stoke area.
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Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 17-04-2013
Staff from local builders’ merchant, Jewson, volunteered their time at Harrow Town Cricket Club this weekend, where they helped with grounds maintenance. Part of a showcase event in the award-winning NatWest CricketForce initiative, the event was also attended by England captains Alastair Cook, Charlotte Edwards and ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships Mike Gatting, alongside the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
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Posted by Sfrost | Posted in Community | Posted on 25-02-2013
Jonathan White, who runs his own carpentry and refurbishment business, is the proud new owner of a Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Trojan Pick-Up truck after winning first prize in our recent Easi-Timber competition with BSW Timber. Jonathan picked up the keys to his great prize at our Wimborne branch.
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Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 01-02-2013
If you’re a member of your local cricket club, how would you like it to have £400 to spend in your local Jewson
branch? Well, if you apply to the Jewson Privilege Account Scheme you can, and with over 600 branches nationwide there’s bound to be one near you.
Jewson have partnered up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to bring you this fantastic opportunity.
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Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 11-01-2013
We’ve donated £3000 worth of building materials to the ‘Coldest Journey’ Antarctic expedition – led by the world’s greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The expedition aims to raise £6 million for ‘Seeing is Believing’, a global charity working to combat avoidable blindness.
The materials, donated by our Stafford branch, will be used to construct two specially engineered cabooses (sledge mounted living quarters), which will house the six-man team along with their equipment and fuel for the entire 2000-mile journey. The team will withstand temperatures as low as -90°C, travelling mostly in complete darkness.
The Coldest Journey is the first ever attempt to cross the trans-Antarctic continent during the polar winter. As well as raising much needed funds for ’Seeing is Believing’, the team will also undertake a number of scientific tasks to provide unique data on marine life, oceanography, meteorology and the effect of climate change upon the poles. Keep up to date with the team’s progress on our blog!
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Together / Charity | Posted on 13-12-2012
Thanks to the help of our suppliers, we have raised £5,900 for our charity partner Barnardo’s with our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign! This latest amount will be added to the staggering £320,000 that Jewson employees, suppliers and customers have helped raise since May 2011.
Our Buy a Brick campaign gave suppliers the chance to buy a brick at a minimum cost of £100 with their logo on it, which formed part of a brick wall display at our head office in Coventry. InPrint, one of our print suppliers, produced the wall and bricks for us free of charge.
Peter Stringer, Managing Director commented: “We would like to thank everyone that supported our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign. Jewson employees, customers and suppliers have done a fantastic job helping to raise over £320,000, but there is still more we can do, so we are pleased to confirm we will continue to partner with Barnardo’s throughout 2013.”
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 21-11-2012
We are very proud to have been involved in helping BBC Children in Need as part of a BBC1 special programme DIY SOS: The Big Build.
The programme featured the renovation of a centre for children with additional needs in Edinburgh, called The Yard. The centre helps children and young people aged three to 25. This year it is celebrating 25 years of helping families deal with the demands of daily life, giving the young people a space to develop their confidence and encouraging them to make lasting friendships.
The Yard receives a grant towards its costs from BBC Children in Need, but the building and its outdoor space were in desperate need of a total overhaul. Our Edinburgh branch, which is adjacent to The Yard, donated £1,500 of building materials to BBC Children in Need to help with the renovation. In addition, the branch opened up part of its own yard, giving extra space to the construction team and the BBC camera crew.
The build took 10 days from the end of September to the beginning of October and with the help of more than 300 people, it transformed both the building and outdoor play area.
Stewart Fraser, Merchandising and Equipment Manager at our Edinburgh Branch, commented: “It was a fantastic experience being part of the project, we’re really pleased that we’ve been able to help our neighbours in such a practical way. We hope the young people that visit the centre will get many more years of enjoyment from it!”
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Community | Posted on 01-11-2012
It’s great when we can do something to support the local community and we recently supplied a range of building materials to Seddon Property Services to support a community challenge as part of its Apprentice Selection Week.
The project transformed a section of wasteland into a car park at the historic Middleport Pottery site. Visitors will use the car park when the new centre opens to the public in 2014. To help create it – Jewson supplied railway sleepers for the border, gravel to cover the main parking area and decorative gravel used around the edges of the car park.
Kevin Rhone, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Seddon Property Services said: “Jewson delivered the material the day before we required it, and on the day itself we found we needed more sleepers and gravel to make it look better and at very short notice, Jewson delivered the extra supplies to the site on the day which was excellent.”
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Together / Charity | Posted on 04-10-2012
In a bid to raise £5,400 for our charity partner Barnardo’s we have unveiled a unique brick wall fundraiser!
We have invited our suppliers to play their part – in return for a minimum donation of £100 they will receive a personalised brick on our wall. As you will see from the photo the wall is filling up quickly with different company logos and our overall aim is for all 54 bricks to be snapped up!
The wall will take pride of place at our Head Office reception in Coventry.
Posted by Blog Team | Posted in Together / Charity | Posted on 03-10-2012
Well done to our staff, suppliers and customers who took part in this year’s Tour de Jewson, raising an amazing £30,000 for our ‘together’ charity partner Barnardo’s. The tour took two weeks with our intrepid cyclists covering 2500 miles – the last group reached John O’Groats on 22nd September.
We’re so proud of what we’ve achieved and we’d like to thank everyone – cyclists, sponsors, the support team and all those that donated! Barnardo’s is a truly worthwhile cause and we’re still receiving donations so hopefully our final figure will exceed £30,000 – we’ll keep you posted!