Sussex independent builders merchant Chandlers Building Supplies has received a Special Recognition Award at the Chichester Observer Community Awards.
The accolade, voted for by the readers of the newspaper, recognised Chandlers’ involvement with a project to replace lead that had been stolen from the roof of an over 60s drop-in centre in Midhurst, West Sussex.
Chandlers was contacted about the drop in centre’s plight by customer, Garnett Roofing, and donated around £1,000 worth of material, which included lead, ply, timber and roofing felt.
The Special Recognition Award was collected by Chandlers’ business development executive Steve Dean, and Olly Wheeler and Jez Garnett, partners at Garnett Roofing.
Dean said: “At Chandlers we pride ourselves on being able to support projects in our branches local communities and when Garnett Roofing brought the situation to our attention we didn’t hesitate in offering our help. We are all thrilled to have received the Special Recognition Award.”