Fundraising builders raise the roof for Skipton charity

Pictured are Michael Burnside and Kevin Angell, both Jackson Jackson, and Kerry Magson of The Principle Trust

A kind hearted construction firm is helping to give much-needed respite holidays to disadvantaged children and their families, thanks to a four-figure donation to Skipton charity, The Principle Trust.

Jackson Jackson and Sons, who are currently carrying out a 120-property re-roofing project in Skipton and Gargrave on behalf of Yorkshire Housing Ltd, have raised £2000 for the charity which provides free respite holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children.

Over the past three years the kind-hearted contractors have raised over £4000 for Yorkshire charities and community groups.

Jackson Jackson and Sons’ project manager Kevin Angell said: “Each year I encourage my project team to support a local charity as a way of contributing to the local communities where we work. The Principle Trust was suggested by a resident whose home we recently upgraded and we agreed this was a very important cause.

“Our Skipton and Sheffield based project teams, contractors and suppliers raised the money through raffles, an auction for a Manchester United football shirt signed by Cristiano Ronaldo, and donations, including a significant donation from the directors of Jackson Jackson and Sons.”

Kerry Magson of The Principle Trust said: “We are indebted to Jackson Jackson’s staff, suppliers and contractors for their fantastic fundraising efforts. The amount they raised will enable four families to take a free, much-needed week-long respite holiday.”

The Trust owns and operates holiday homes by the banks of Lake Windermere, on the outskirts of Blackpool and at the edge of the stunning Ribble Valley. Established in 2011 and serving families throughout Yorkshire, the Trust’s 100donation policy ensures every penny raised directly benefits children and their families.

 

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