#TeamStory were delighted to help Carlisle Covid-19 Community Help with a delivery of 638 cases of Bakewell Tarts and 483 cases of Flapjacks donated by Bells of Lazonby. Emma Porter, Managing Director of Story's Construction Division, also carried out a delivery of food donated by the Marks & Spencer's store at Southwaite Services to the foodbank, after it was announced that the store would be closing temporarily. As well as engaging with other local businesses to deliver food items to the foodbank, members of #TeamStory have also been using their spare time to carry out foodbank parcel deliveries to the elderly, vulnerable, and those self-isolating. The company is also renewing nearly half a kilometre of drainage and carrying out embankment work near Crossgates in Fife for Network Rail Scotland. It's essential to keep the line open and helps provides resilience at a known flood site.
Housebuilding giant Taylor Wimpey plc have launched the 'Taylor Wimpey Pay It Forward' Scheme that will make advance payments to suppliers, subcontractors, and self-employed tradespeople who are facing immediate and substantial hardship. Advance payments for future work will be made to subcontractors where they have a long-term relationship. The payments will be made from Taylor Wimpey via the subcontractor, to self-employed individuals facing hardship. Around 2,750 individuals will receive a payment of up to £600 each month for three months, to be recovered against future work carried out by Taylor Wimpey. No interest will be charged.
BAM FM was approached by Bristol City Council who were struggling to deliver the required amount of free school meals to local school children in the area. A team of five FM engineers rose to the challenge, clearing their vans of equipment to deliver 4,000 school meals (provided by Chartwells) to 66 schools. BAM FM South West Operations Manager Neil Porter said, “This is a great example of how our teams collaborate and come together during this time in the local community. This was not part of the Engineers day to day activity, yet they adapted and stepped in, so that vulnerable school children could still receive their free school meals and to ensure no children in the city went hungry.” Since these school deliveries took place, the Government has introduced new guidance for meal arrangements.