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We are so proud to support our local communities and do our bit to help.
Our teams love to get stuck in and have fun at the same time!
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
2017
October 2017

Seven Buildbase & Hirebase volunteers embarked on a life changing expedition to help a school in Tanzania.

As part of a partnership with sustainable development charity Raleigh International, Buildbase invited staff to apply for the chance to spend seven weeks in Tanzania to help to build a school’s sanitation block.

March 2017

Buildbase’s support for local, grassroots football came to life in a renovated clubhouse for Wick FC in Gloucestershire.

The club – which won a competition for £20,000 of building materials and support organised by Buildbase and the Daily Mirror newspaper– opened up its clubhouse renovation project with a special open evening staged for the local community.

January 2017

Buildbase has been a Patron of construction industry charity CRASH for over a decade during which time we have played a practical and vital role in helping homeless people throughout the UK.

CRASH focuses on supporting frontline homelessness charities and hospices with their building projects by drawing the skills, products and generosity of Patron companies like Buildbase.

2018
December 2018

Non-league football clubs were invited to apply for £100k renovation programme. Alongside our partnership with the FA Vase and FA Trophy we gave clubs taking part in the competitions the chance to have their facilities transformed.

December 2018

Buildbase Boston donated paint & brushes/rollers to Boston fire station for their Santa’s sleigh. The sleigh travelled around town adding some extra festive spirit.

October 2018

The Central Region took on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and raised over £13,000 for Cancer Research UK!

October 2018

Buildbase donated building materials and tools to the ‘Curriculum Construction Project’ at the National Autistic Society’s Anderson School in Chigwell.

Sponsored and ran by the Anderson Foundation, the project was aimed at giving the school’s students a taster of work in the construction industry.

September 2018

Buildbase Scunthorpe visited a local challenged area to help make changes for the good of the local community, as part of the ‘We Care Day’ organised by OnGo.

Their particular task was to paint fences. As well as giving their time they also supplied some of the fence paint on the day.

August 2018

Buildbase Portsmouth held a charity cricket match in aid of CRUK. They managed to raise a massive £1,700 for Cancer Research UK.

July 2018

Pauline East from Buildbase Coventry completed the Race for Life 5k Muddy Run, raising money for Cancer Research UK. With the help of her Buildbase colleagues she raised nearly £200!

2019
December 2019

We hit the £100,000 mark! There are still more funds to be counted so check back for our final total soon…

December 2019

Teams and Departments from across the country joined in with our ‘Best Dressed Christmas Tree’ competition whilst raising funds towards our Toughest Challenge target

November 2019

Regional Director Stef Stewart led by example by joining in with Movember as part of the West Midlands Toughest Challenge!

October 2019

The Buildbase Board completed an Iron man for their toughest challenge… they raised over £8,000!

September 2019

34 colleagues from the Northern Division took up the challenge of walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for CRUK.

August 2019

Our Commercial Team gave up their beds in exchange for sleeping bags to do a 12-hour sleepout. They spent the night sleeping rough in the carpark at our Lincoln branch and they are proud to have raised £855 for CRASH and £2,345 for Cancer Research.

July 2019

The team at Coventry organised their 1st charity car wash for local charity: Zoe’s Place - a local baby hospice. They raised £250 by washing cars all afternoon.

May 2019

Buildbase Gateshead held a brilliant charity fun day involving staff, customers and suppliers. All proceeds went to Cancer Research UK.

May 2019

The Partnering central support team held a successful “Carwash for Cancer” day at Nottingham Buildbase. The team took shifts washing customer and staff cars throughout the day at £5 a pop. They raised a whopping £210!

May 2019

Our Sutton in Ashfield branch got Regional Director Tim Reece involved in their target to cycle 100 hours in the month of May.

May 2019

The Lloyd Worrall Willenhall office completed their toughest challenge by conquering Snowdon. They raised a brilliant £1,314!

May 2019

Ty got his first taste of karting on his eighth birthday and he’s been a fan ever since. Within three months he had entered the TeamSport Indoor Go Karting competition and quickly progressed through the leagues. Two years on and Ty has secured his Motorsport UK Competition Licence to reach the top of the karting game. Ty’s karting career is supported by his family, particularly his dad Chris.

Ty got his first taste of karting on his eighth birthday and he’s been a fan ever since. Within three months he had entered the TeamSport Indoor Go Karting competition and quickly progressed through the leagues. Two years on and Ty has secured his Motorsport UK Competition Licence to reach the top of the karting game. Ty’s karting career is supported by his family, particularly his dad Chris.

April 2019

Buildbase sponsored the Access Training Construction Academy, inspiring a new generation of bricklayers in the East Midlands.

Buildbase sponsor Go-Karter Ty Cuthbert - we are supporting Ty Cuthbert rise through the ranks in the world of karting.

February 2019

Buildbase‘s Stowmarket branch took first place among nearly 200 branches for its charity fundraising efforts.

The branch team raised more than £2,000 in 2018 for the local Stowmarket ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) charity and Cancer Research UK, our national chosen charity.

2020
September 2020

The fence at Hermitage Pre-School blew down in the high winds earlier this year. Paul Turner our Transport Auditor jumped into action with Newbury Buildbase & Hirebase donating and supplying all of the materials and plant/tool hire needed for Paul to build a complete new fence for them free of charge! As you can imagine the staff and students were overjoyed

September 2020

Before and after pics? Nick Morgan, Branch Manager of Buildbase Cannington, is shaving his beard to raise money for Cancer Research UK!

“There was no point just shaving it off for nothing after 3 years dedication!
I’ve raised £700 so far!”

If you’d like to donate, please head over to Nick’s just giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicholas-morgan7

August 2020

“We are thrilled to see that all of Buildbase’s hard work and dedication to raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK has been recognised through the Charity Times Awards. The work that all Buildbase employees did from cycling miles, to running marathons and taking on Buildbase’s Toughest Challenge went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you everyone at Buildbase for all your support and a huge congratulations for being shortlisted at the Charity Times Awards.” - Katie Hesketh, Corporate Account Manager, Cancer Research UK

August 2020

Buildbase Crescent Building Supplies Ruislip are proud sponsors of the Explorer Blues Football Club, West Drayton Under 10’s. As official sponsors the branch will also be displaying a framed version of the kit in the branch

July 2020

Paul Roche, Buildbase Managing Director says “We’re proud to be a Patron Partner for the Crash charity, and were thrilled to receive this certificate in recognition of our continued support.”

June 2020

Our banners are proudly on display from Shoreham FC who won a share of the big giveaway prize! Great work Wayne Farrington (Crawley SDM)!

May 2020

Latika Baldev, Stock Controller Purchasing

from Buildbase Hounslow (Partnering), wrote to her neighbours to see if they wanted to help her in supporting West Middlesex Hospital after she’d contacted them to see if they needed anything.

As a result of the magnificent and outstanding generosity of the residents of the road she lives on, they accumulated this monstrous amount of food for the incredible NHS workers.

The workers were all delighted and the care packages were also shared with the ICU and AMU. Brilliant community spirit and a perfect demonstration of people standing together. Well done Latika!

April 2020

Kim-Marie Wild of the National Accounts team has put her crocheting skills to good use.

Andy Morris’s partner, who is a nurse, had said that lots of nurses had been having problems with constant mask wearing and pain behind their ears.

Kim has created these as a solution for the mask elastic to wrap around on the back of the head.

These have now been donated to the nurses at Ripley Community Hospital in Derbyshire. Well done Kim!!

April 2020

So with Mother’s Day and Easter passing, a number of families with kids had been unable to get to the supermarkets for those special occasions.

So for Mothers Day Rajiv Pattar, Finance team, put 150 daffodils on the drive and allowed people to help themselves, so at least the kids who were unable to get to the shops were able to still give their mums something for mother’s day.

Also for Easter, Rajiv placed 120 eggs on the drive so that people within the community who were unable to get the children’s eggs were able to still come and collect, so that in this strange time, at least the kids could feel a bit of normality 😊

March 2020

Spot the Buildbase bag! Shrewsbury branch donated empty bulk bags which were used to store goody bags and water for the 2300 Shrewsbury 10k runners in early March.

March 2020

Before the lockdown, Louth branch asked customers to donate food that they could provide to local food banks. Here’s Mandy Beedie (Louth Showroom) with the wheelbarrow of food.

March 2020

EXCITING NEWS!

We’re a finalist in the Construction category for The School Leaver Awards. This is a unique award in that it is judged purely off the back of feedback from our apprentices.

February 2020

Hannah Storer (Evesham Buildbase - pictured left) & Chloe Jones (Cheltenham Buildbase - pictured right) went out to a DIY SOS reveal to a family in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham branch have donated a lot of materials to help them throughout the job.

January 2020

Buildbase Calne donated 3 huge bags of gravel to the students and staff at Kingsbury Green Academy to help them relay their allotment paths.