We worked with regional radio station 2BR to promote the ‘VEKA Community Challenge’, where projects could be nominated for a ‘big fix’ and Whittlefield Primary School was overwhelmingly voted the winner.
The transformation took just five weeks, with help from a host of businesses across the county and more than 750 hours of volunteered time.
Our Marketing Director Dawn Stockell said: “We were thrilled to work on what became the ‘Whittlefield Woodland Library Bus’. VEKA is well known for getting stuck in to charity work, community causes and local projects. It’s a significant part of the company’s ethos and one that we are very proud of.
With 45 volunteers (both from VEKA and keen local helpers) we were able to complete the project in just five weeks. It has been quite an undertaking, racking up more than 750 volunteer hours. Along with VEKA’s time, suppliers across Lancashire have also been incredibly generous and donated products and services worth over £25,000 to create a welcoming and inspiring space.
Lancashire Ambassadors brings together Lancashire business leaders who share a passion for Lancashire’s success. Our MD, Dave Jones, alongside other well-known Lancastrians including Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff promote the county on a national and international level for the greater prosperity of those who live and work in the Red Rose county.
Our Ops Director, Paul, champions this engineering led programme. Started in Burnley and now in place across the country, the Primary Engineer Programmes works with junior school groups and their teachers to build an interest and enthusiasm in engineering from the earliest possible age.