Charity Project Royally Received

3 July 2014

A disabled children’s charity received a royal visit after the refurbishment of its garden was successfully completed thanks to a donation from supply chain solution specialist, Integrated Services (IS), part of Wolseley UK.

Building for the Future was founded in 2007 by a group of parents of disabled children. The aim was to raise enough money to fund a much-needed community centre for disabled children and their families in Wokingham Borough. The project was completed thanks to a donation of materials worth £2,500 from Integrated Services, including suitable fencing, artificial turf and assistance with the procurement of a DDA compliant ramp.

The building, named “Our House”, was officially opened in Twyford on 6 May 2014 by the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

IS teamed up with Interserve, the international support services and construction company, and fellow supporter of Building for the Future, after the charity requested help to develop the outdoor space. The internal build was completed but the charity overspent on the project, leaving very little funding for the external garden and grounds, which had fallen in to disrepair.

Ian Bridgford, Area Trading Manager South at IS, said: “Integrated Services has partnered with Interserve for around 6 years and we have a very good working relationship with them. So, when they approached us to supply materials for a project they were involved in, we were happy to help. IS is involved in several charity projects at the moment as part of our on-going strategy to provide help and support to our local community.”

Vicci Jarvis, Asset Manager & Interserve Employee Foundation Ambassador, said: “It really has been a pleasure to be involved in such a fantastic charity as Building for the Future, and it is very rewarding to know that we have played a small part in helping them achieve their aim. However, we would not have been able to accomplish this without the support of IS which has really gone out of its way to make this happen.”