Leading UK Dumper manufacturer Thwaites were delighted this week (Nov 6th), to work with local community charity Helping Hands. Based in Gloucester Street, Leamington Spa, Helping Hands provides support to local groups who need it most.
Thwaites UK Sales Manager Andy Sabin said, “Thwaites has been manufacturing Dumpers in Leamington Spa for 80 years, the majority of our engineering, operational, sales and support team are local people”.
This year Thwaites launched a unique Dumper BBQ, specially commissioned and hand-crafted, this scaled replica 6-ton dumper, provided catering and hospitality for customers and guests at various construction trade shows and events.
Andy Sabin Continued… “Before we put the BBQ away for the winter, we thought it would be a good thing to prepare and provide some hot food for those less fortunate in our community”.
Teaming up with Helping Hands, Thwaites we are able to set up the Dumper BBQ outside the charities Leamington Spa soup kitchen, serving on the night over 100 burgers and cups of tea.
Helping Hands CEO Lianne Kirkman said, “We are so grateful to the Thwaites team for turning our homeless soup kitchen into a winter BBQ. With lots of hungry mouths to feed, and heads to keep warm, the hot food and warm beanie hats provided, ensured the event was a real success. We at Helping Hands always appreciate it when local businesses help local people in need”.
The harsh reality is that 48 is the life expectancy for a homeless man and just 43 for a woman. Find out more about the support Helping Hands provide on their website.