CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING
Here at AGL BUILDING LTD we believe that charity is one of the core parts of any community and that charity work is the link between those of us who are better off and those who are less fortunate and recognizing them as being of equal value as human beings.
“Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and the lives of those for whom you volunteer.
Charity is one of the lessons we can give ourselves in humility. To be on the receiving end of charity is also an amazing experience, to know that there are people out there who are not looking down on you and want to help.”
NEPAL 2015 – REBUILDING AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
Andy visited Nepal in November 2015 where he volunteered for a non profit organisation called All Hands Volunteers.
On April 25th 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the worst of its kind in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, a further 23,000 were injured and the mass destruction to infrastructure and homes was vast.
Andy travelled to Nepal on the 16th of November to join All Hands in Sindhupalchok, Kathmandu, he funded the cost of the trip himself and raised money through just giving for All Hands’ ongoing relief projects in the country.
DIY SOS CHILDREN IN NEED SPECIAL – BLACKPOOL
In June / July 2016 Andy from AGL Building Ltd worked on the BBC Children In Need DIY SOS Big Build. He volunteered his services for 14 days and worked in Blackpool renovating a disused property into a respite centre for young carers – Blackpool Carers Centre Beaverbrooks House.
WYCOMBE HOMELESS CONNECTION
Wycombe Homeless Connection is a homeless charity that operate a winter night shelter and provide year round support to the homeless , finding accommodation, food, clothing and liaison with utilities & benefits agencies. They were taking over a vacant Coffee Shop in Wycombe below their current office and the project was to turn it into an advice and drop in facility.
In August 2013 Andy and his team (five in total) donated one days labour and carried out Re modelling of the existing counter to fit in a different position within the reception area, painted the walls and cleaned all of the carpets ready for the big opening day.
WYCOMBE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE
The Wycombe Environment Centre has been created to help the communities in High Wycombe choose a more sustainable way of living.
In July 2012 Andy and one other member of his team re modeled the existing kitchen in the artists room upstairs in the Centre. The kitchen needed the cupboards and drawers fixed, new taps fitted, architrave and skirting, new tiles laid to the wall to create a splash back and finished it all off with mastic and a good clean.
We then laid all of the copper pipe ready for the plumbing installation in the ground floor kitchen workshop area.
In addition to the above we lent the Environment Centre shovels, forks and spades to be used by more volunteers working on the outside space at the Centre.
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