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MD Chris Hyde getting Stuck in!

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MD Chris Hyde, Graham Legatt-Chidgey, Chief Executive of Butterwick Hospice Care, UKSE’s Sarah Thorpe & JDP Technician, Liam Webstell

MD Chris Hyde, Graham Legatt-Chidgey, Chief Executive of Butterwick Hospice Care, UKSE’s Sarah Thorpe & JDP Technician, Liam Webstell

Staff, volunteers and patients at Butterwick Hospice in Bishop Auckland turned out to cheer on their very own DIY SOS team of professionals after the charity won a Newton Aycliffe company’s 2016 Community Challenge.

A 20-strong workforce from JDP Contracting Services, the largest specialist roofline contractor in the North, rolled up their sleeves to carry out vital roof repairs at the Hospice, replacing rotting guttering and fascias as well as helping to decorate and garden.

Butterwick Hospice Care adds quality of life for people who are suffering from a progressive life-limiting illness and supports their families. The registered charity won the third Community Challenge organised by Newton Aycliffe-based JDP Contracting. The winner not only benefits from the team’s free labour but is also given all the materials necessary to complete the job that they outlined in their application.

Entries come from a wide range of community groups and have included village halls, a nature trail, petting zoo, church groups and a rugby club.

UK Steel Enterprise, the Tata Steel business support subsidiary, also chipped in with a £2,500 grant from its Community Support Fund, set up to help projects that improve the quality of life for people living in its steel areas.