Fencing industry to the rescue for Captain Tom!
The UK’s fencing industry really does have a heart as proved by Lincolnshire-based Front Row Fencing recently co-ordinating an 80m installation of fencing for Captain Sir Tom Moore, the veteran who grabbed everyone’s hearts with his incredible fundraising efforts for the NHS during the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak.
A post on the UK Fencing Facebook group page from Pete Clark Fences Ltd reveals more: “When the call goes out from Nick Knowles that he needed a fence in double quick time, you think it’s the norm for the presenter of DIY SOS to get flooded with offers but this was during the Pandemic and with Covid 19 it was not for a TV show.
“This did not deter Front Row Fencing’s Louise Wright who picked up the challenge and tapped into a group of contractors that she knew would rise to the occasion.
“It’s not the first time that this group of fencing contractors have helped people in distress. On this occasion, though, the client was not known to the team, just that it was all in aid of a good cause and only 80m of fencing.
“The beneficiary was someone who, just a few weeks ago, was unknown to the general public and just trying to do his bit to raise some extra money for the NHS. His story touched the heart of a nation but the press intrusion was impacting on his family, so it was a no brainer for a team that are used to getting things sorted for people in distress.
“Everyone involved was honoured to help Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family in their hour of need as he has done so much for the NHS and to motivate the nation during these unprecedented times.
“Within days, the date for installation was set and materials were sourced. The team would like to thank McVeigh Parker for the concrete posts and gravel boards, Beacon Fencing for the panels and Shinner Plant for the excavator and augers.
“The team that worked on site under strict social distancing rules involved contractors from A Hinds Fencing, A Stancombe Fencing Contractors Ltd, Chris Wright Fencing, Fences Ltd, J A Bradley Services, J C Countryside Services, RMH Services and RHAB Fencing Contractors. Front Row Fencing was unfortunately unable to attend due to Covid19 restrictions.
“As so often before, the fencing community rallied round to support someone in need and showed once again the caring and supportive side of our industry.”
Hats off to the heroes who helped out a true hero of his times!