When the call went out from Nick Knowles that he needed a fence in double quick time, you sort of think it’s the norm for the presenter of DIY SOS to get flooded with offers of help! But this was during a pandemic and it was not for a TV show.
Even with the Covid-19 issues meaning they couldn’t attend site, Louise Wright, from AFI member Front Row Fencing, was not deterred. Louise picked up the challenge and tapped into a group of contractors she knew would rise to the occasion and do an excellent job – including fellow AFI member Fences Ltd.
This time the client was initially unknown to the team, but it was all in aid of a good cause and only 80m of fencing so the contractors were keen to help.
The beneficiary was a person that 7 weeks ago was unknown and just trying to do his bit and raise some extra money for the NHS. But he went viral and the press intrusion was impacting on his family, so it was a no brainer for the team that are used to getting things sorted as it wasn’t the first occasion this group of fencing contractors have helped people in distress.
Within days the date for erection was set and materials were sourced. Pete Clark, of Fences Ltd, extended thanks to McVeigh Parker for the concrete posts and gravel boards, Beacon Fencing for the panels and Shinner Plant for the excavator and augers.
The team that were on site working under social distancing rules was:
A Hinds Fencing
A Stancombe Fencing Contractors Ltd
Chris Wright Fencing
J A Bradley Services
J C Countryside Services
RHAB Fencing Contractors
Front Row Fencing were unable to attend due to Covid19 restrictions
Everyone was honoured to help Colonel Tom Moore and his family in their hour of need as he has done so much for the NHS and to motivate the nation during these unprecedented time. Well done to all involved!