Customers help J Tomlinson raise money for charitable donation
Derbyshire students are benefiting to the tune of £1,000 thanks to the cooperation of Futures Housing Group customers and the generosity of J Tomlinson, the company that services and maintains their boilers.
J Tomlinson operates the maintenance and servicing contract for the housing organisation, and each time the company’s staff are given first-time access to a customer’s home to carry out work, the firm donates £1 to invest into the community.
Now representatives from J Tomlinson’s repairs and maintenance team and Futures Housing Group have presented £1,000 to Heanor Gate Science College to be spent on new sports equipment for the academy in Kirkley Drive, Heanor, after the success of the fundraising scheme. “We are delighted to be donating £1,000 to Heanor Gate Science College and would like to thank customers of Futures Housing Group for their cooperation in supporting the J Tomlinson team to carry out essential servicing, repairs and maintenance on the boilers at their homes,” said Dave Fisher, operations manager at J Tomlinson. “Allowing us first-time access helps us to provide the most efficient service that we can and this donation represents a thousand times that we’ve been able to achieve first-time access to tenants’ homes. At the same time, we’ve been able to raise money for a good community initiative, so it’s a win, win situation all round.” Dave was joined by Futures Housing Group representatives Sharon Holmes, asset management coordinator, and Jason Topley, gas surveyor, for a cheque presentation at the college.
Principal at Heanor Gate Science College, Stephen Huntington, said: “We are very grateful for the donation from J Tomlinson and would like to add our thanks to the Futures Housing Group tenants who have supported this fundraising initiative which will allow us to purchase sports equipment for our PE department.”
Jason Topley, gas surveyor at Futures Housing Group, said: “The safety of our customers is absolutely imperative and ensuring our boilers are regularly maintained is a big part of that. J Tomlinson staff being able to gain first time access to so many of our properties provides great peace of mind and also saves a lot of time and energy. It’s fantastic that J Tomlinson have made this donation and it’s great that a local school can benefit from our organisations working together so well.”
J Tomlinson, which is based at Beeston near Nottingham, has a long-term contract with Futures Housing Group to carry out maintenance and servicing of the organisation’s boilers at over 6,000 homes across Derbyshire, including Amber Valley and Erewash. Futures Housing Group provides more than 9,000 affordable homes throughout the East Midlands, including over 6,000 homes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and around 3,000 homes in Northamptonshire. J Tomlinson is looking for additional community causes to support in Derbyshire and is appealing for residents and community groups to contact the company to put forward their suggestions for sponsorship.
J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E), and facilities management. It operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.
For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk