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Sovini Trade Supplies donates products to war veterans

Sovini Trade Supplies have donated thousands of pounds worth of products to build a community for war veterans.

Sovini Trade Supplies donates products to war veterans

They donated £16,000 worth of materials to BBC show DIY SOS as they transformed a street of derelict houses in Manchester into a row of homes for military veterans as part of their ‘The Big Build: Veteran’s Special’.

Employees travelled down to Newton Heath, Manchester, to deliver the materials, including cement, timber, and radiators.

The project renovated seven derelict houses into three new homes on Canada and New Street, building a new training centre for wounded soldiers, and gave a face lift to all 62 properties on the street.

The project also drew the attention of the Royal family. Prince Harry and Prince William visited the scheme and helped out, laying paving stones and painting walls.

Additionally, two of Sovini Trade Supplies’ newest employees, and ex-servicemen, landed full-time jobs after volunteering at the store.

Tony Smith, ex-serviceman working for Sovini Trade Supplies, said: “It was a real pleasure to support this development with DIY SOS, as it’s projects like this that give veterans the support they need to acclimatise back into civilisation.

“I received this support from the Sefton Veterans Project and Sovini Trade Supplies, so it’s nice to be part of a business that gives that support to my fellow veterans.”

Anita Harrison- Carroll, Sovini Trade Supplies, director, said: “We were thrilled to take part in this project, as we work closely with the Expect Sefton Veterans Project so it’s a cause very close to our heart.

“It was a great experience to see everyone come together and reward the veterans who have protected our people and our country over the years.

“At the heart of our organisation is the desire to do social good, and this is a prime example of using the resources we have to give back to communities that we serve.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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