Parker Merchanting, a leading supplier of consumables, has donated £500 worth of tools to Blackburne House’s Construction Training Academy. 

Blackburne House was established in 1983, and provides a workspace for women to learn skills and a trade in order for them to be able to transfer their expertise to progress into employment in technical professions such as construction and plastering. 

Blackburne House called upon Morgan Sindall Plc who collaborated with Parker Merchanting to help launch their ‘Youth Construction Summer Camp’ – an initiative recruiting 20 NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) students, aged 16-18 both boys and girls, to spend summer training for an entry level qualification.    

Parker Merchanting generously donated chisel sets, sliding bevels, mortise gauges and try squares for the workshop.

Steve Sheridan, National account manager at Parker Merchanting presented the donation to Wendy Heller from Blackburne House.

Steve Sheridan, comments: “I know particularly at the moment charity starts at home, but I could see first-hand and understand the difference that our contribution will make to the lives of all who benefit from the centre’s services. 

“We are so pleased to have been able to donate tools to such a fantastic organisation, in the knowledge that they will be put to good use.”

Blackburne House comments: “We are overwhelmed with the generosity from Parker Merchanting, and extremely grateful of their donation, which will enable us to launch our ‘Youth Construction Summer Camp’ giving students the opportunity to gain an entry level qualification and empowering them to enter the world of work.

“The equipment will also help women at the centre, and our mission is to get as many women trained into the industry as possible.”

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