Chesterfield roofing firm carrying out free small repairs over Christmas to help people and charity
A Chesterfield company is carrying out small roofing repairs for free in the run-up to Christmas – while raising money for charity.
Lords Roofing and Sons Ltd will be doing up to 12 small repairs per day on December 12, December 13 and December 19.
Liam Anderson, owner of the business, said: “I’m doing this to help people over Christmas so they can have a special one this year and not worry too much about a roof problem they may have.
“I’ll cover the materials, labour, scaffolding and waste removal on all the jobs.
“All I ask is that people give what they can afford and put it in a sealed envelope on completion of the job – and the money will be split equally between my two chosen charities, Ashgate Hospicecare and Children with Cancer UK.
“Charities are really struggling at the moment and every little helps.
“A lot of people are also struggling with money – so hopefully with us doing these repairs, you’ll be able to save some cash and treat yourself, your kids or someone you know who’s struggling.”
Since this story appeared on our website, the firm has been inundated with requests from people needing repairs – and all three days are now filled.
Earlier this year, Lords Roofing and Sons Ltd made repairs at Ashgate Hospicecare for free.
The company instead asked for donations for the hospice, raising £400 at a time when many charities are struggling as a result of the pandemic.
A spokesperson for Ashgate Hospicecare said: “We are truly grateful to Liam and everyone who donated at this time when we have never needed your support more.
“We are continuing to respond to the challenge of coronavirus in our community and provide the exceptional end-of-life care for which we are known.
“Every single penny really does make a difference.”
Throughout this year, the business has also been donating money from every job to the NHS.
It is the third year running that Lords Roofing and Sons Ltd has been doing small repairs for free over Christmas.