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Scout group steps into the light thanks to volunteer

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

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A VOLUNTEER from a Burton-based construction company has been lighting up a scouts centre in Swadlincote.

Electrician Steve Smith, from Willmott Dixon Partnerships’ Burton branch, spent two days upgrading the lighting system at 1st Gresley Scout Groups’ headquarters in Church Gresley, to help support its Cubs division.

Cathy Hayward, Willmott Dixon’s customer and community officer, said: “We’re pleased to offer our support to the centre. Some of our staff’s children are members of the Gresley Cubs group, so this project is close to our hearts. It’s important for us to help local organisations that operate in the communities we serve.”

Mr Smith installed new spot lights, ceiling lights and security lights, fitted an extractor fan, and installed a special spot light archery system, to help the Cubs carry out their activities at the centre.

The materials for the project were provided by one of Willmott Dixon’s suppliers, Edmondson’s, and additional electrical work was also carried out by John Rotoundi from JR electricals.

Mick Williamson, managing director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said; “This is very much part of our Transforming Communities ethos , which is about making a real and positive difference to the lives of people living locally.

“We want to play an active part in delivering initiatives that leave a legacy. Our Transforming Communities paper aims to highlight how companies can make a strong and positive difference to community economic opportunity.”

Willmott Dixon Partnerships is currently working with Trent and Dove Housing Ltd to repair and maintain 5,200 homes in the East Staffordshire area including Burton and Uttoxeter.

The Willmott Dixon Group is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned construction, regeneration and support services companies.

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