A team of workers from Willmott Dixon Partnerships have come to the rescue of NOAH Enterprise and helped them open a new shop in Luton.
Volunteers from the repairs and maintenance specialist responded to an appeal when the charity for the homeless moved from their old shop on High Town Road to new premises across the street.
Members of the team built new displays, carried out electrical improvements and decorated throughout to help prepare for its grand reopening.
NOAH spokesman Marcus Dunn said: “We had to move to a new building which had been unused and empty for several years. The shop had to be completely refurbished, including new heating and electrics, before we could start restocking.
“Willmott Dixon had already approached us to see if they could form a community partnership and help out in any way, so the timing was perfect. The team did a great job, and the joiner in particular made some great display units, which look fantastic now they have been dressed.” He added: “NOAH aims to find permanent and individually tailored pathways out of homelessness. Our support is offered to both homeless and severely excluded people at a pace and level suited to each individual.
“We are very grateful to Willmott Dixon for helping us prepare our new shop. Their contribution has helped enormously and this kind of support is always valuable to us.”
Willmot MD Mick Williamson said; “This is very much part of our ethos called Transforming Communities, which is about how we can make a real, positive difference to the lives of people living locally.
“We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave a real legacy.”