HOPE’s Window Appeal

In January 2011 we launched the HOPE window appeal where we wanted  to replace all the single glazed windows at the Centre with modern energy-efficient double glazing.  The existing windows were making the residents’  rooms  intolerably cold during the winter months with some residents sellotaping  their towels to the windows to stop the heat from escaping.

We are very happy to say that Richmond Home Improvements Co replaced the worst window in the centre for free and we have another two double glazing companies that have shown an interest in supporting the charity with windows.  We cannot begin to explain how much difference a warm room makes to the vulnerable adults at the Centre so thank you to everyone who has supported this project so far.

If you think you are able to help with this project (there are many to replace) then please contact us.

Below is an article from Seeker News:

Richmond step in to help local charity

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Posted in Business News, Charities

From top: Allan Tofield of Richmond Home Improvement with Julie Berti and Robert Machon of Hope Housing Training and SupportFrom top: Allan Tofield of Richmond Home Improvement with Julie Berti and Robert Machon of Hope Housing Training and Support

There may be an air of economic gloom in the country, but local business people continue to give their aid and support to charities in the  Bournemouth and Poole area. And as far as Richmond Home Improvement are concerned that help proved to be practical and was conducted at double quick speed.

Hope Housing Training and Support, who provide accommodation and support for those recovering from addictions, had a window damaged and Richmond were quick to step in with their expertise – at no cost at all to the charity.

Ironically, Richmond owner Allan Tofield had already pledged his support to Hope Housing after meeting Robert Machon and Keeley Weightman, who both work with the charity, at a recent luncheon.

Tofield said: “Hope Housing have only a limited budget and they needed a number of windows replacing. I said I would do that for free.

“Then after the charity suffered damage to one of their windows we fixed it at express speed. They were willing to pay for the job to be done, but we did not take any payment.

“At Richmond Home Improvement we source all our products locally, so it’s only right we put something back by helping local good causes.”


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