Mountjoy recently carried out roofing works for local charity, Age Concern Hampshire, after being linked through Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support network. The repairs were completed at their Care and Wellbeing Centre in Locks Heath, following a leak within the roof caused by a failed vent tile.
Age Concern Hampshire are a local charity that supports people over 50, helping them to live independently through a multitude of services throughout Hampshire, including Care & Wellbeing Centres, Help at Home, Information Hub Services, Foot Care Clinics, Hospital to Home Services, and Community Information Volunteers.
Members of Mountjoy’s Portsmouth City Contract Maintenance team, Julius Rimkevicius and Darren Massam, completed the works, which included removing and replacing the failed vent tile, as well as reparative works to a split in the roof’s valley, and patch repair works on the roof felt.
The works were coordinated in partnership with Shaping Portsmouth, a non-profit organisation that run innovative programmes within the city. Mountjoy are a partner of Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support Network, consisting of a database of tradespeople willing to volunteer their time and expertise towards good causes in the city. Shaping Portsmouth referred representatives from Age Concern Hampshire to Mountjoy to arrange the works.
Following the works, Mountjoy were pleased to receive positive feedback from the charity’s CEO, Helen Callen. Callen who stated, ‘Having been the CEO of Age Concern Hampshire for some 5 years, there have been several times when kindness has taken my breath away. Last week was one of those times.
It has always been a struggle keeping this organisation afloat being both a charity and in the social care sector. […] Whilst we have building maintenance in our budget, we did not anticipate such a large issue with the roof at our Lockswood Centre, so to have Mountjoy come along to fix it as they did last week was totally amazing.
This level of generosity is not something that we have experienced for a very long time, certainly not since before the pandemic and this will make a real difference, not only to the centre, but to our finances.
On behalf of myself and the ACH Board, please accept our heartfelt thanks and gratitude.’
Mountjoy look forward to continuing to work with local charities in the future, supporting them wherever possible, as partners of Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support Network.