Future in Action

Future in Action

Paving Solution South Lend-A-Hand

Paving Solutions Southern Team helped resurface the front reception area of the Pavilion Sports and Social Club in Wotton-under-Edge for their Lend-A-Hand day.  The idea followed from a call from Steve Peglar, Asphalt Supervisor at Wickwar Quarry.

Paving Solutions no. 2 resized 2Steve sadly lost his son to Meningitis a few years back and Paving Solutions no. 3 resized 2has been raising money for Meningitis UK for several years and always uses the Sports and Social Club to hold these events. From these events Steve has raised £43,741 to date with the help of friends, family and the local community.

Steve had explained the problems encountered with Health & Safety and Risk Assessments when holding these events due to the poor condition of the existing surfacing that had many trip hazards and loose material.

John Burton, Business Manager Southern Paving Solutions, comments: “I approached Garry Gregory with the proposal that we could do a Lend-A- Hand project by resurfacing the area utilising our own men and with some assistance with a small amount of material provided by Wickwar Coating Plant. I am pleased to say this was very well supported by Garry on behalf of CEMEX.

The whole day, barring some very wet weather, went very well with the local newspaper attending site to do a small article on the scheme.  Hopefully this will gain some very good publicity for CEMEX and its Lend-A-Hand scheme.

A big thank you to the following Team members: Mark Fitzell, Tim Fry, Andy Rushant, George Woodward, Paul Newman and Phil Prosser, and also to Hire One who kindly supplied and moved the plant for us free of charge.

Steve commented that this would make a massive improvement to the Club and also support the local community who use the Club on a regular basis, and will hopefully help raise more money for Meningitis UK.”