STS supports BBC DIY SOS – Veteran’s Special
Sovini Trade Supplies (STS) part of The Sovini Group, donated £16,000 worth of materials to BBC programme DIY SOS as they transformed a street of derelict houses in Manchester into a row of homes for military veterans as part of their ‘The Big Build: Veteran’s Special’.
The project included renovating seven derelict houses into three new homes on Canada and New Street, building a new training centre for the retraining of wounded soldiers into the trades and face lifting all 62 properties in the street.
It even drew the attention of the Royal family, as Prince Harry and Prince William visited the scheme and helped out by laying paving stones and painting walls.
Two members of STS staff who had secured permanent roles within the business after completing work placements in the business through the Sefton Veterans charity, were involved in the project.
Ex-serviceman Tony Smith said: “It was a real pleasure to support this development with DIY SOS, as it’s projects like this that give veterans the support they need to acclimatise back into civilisation.
“I received this support from the Sefton Veterans Project and Sovini Trade Supplies, so it’s nice to be part of a business that gives that support to my fellow veterans.”
Anita Harrison-Carroll, Director of Sovini Trade Supplies, said: “We were thrilled to take part in this project, as we work closely with the Expect Sefton Veterans Project so it’s a cause very close to our heart.
“It was a great experience to see everyone come together and reward the veterans who have protected our people and our country over the years.
“At the heart of our organisation is the desire to do social good, and this is a prime example of using the resources we have to give back to communities that we serve.”