Builder, broadcaster, and construction mental health advocate, Andy Stevens, is aiming to raise £10,000 for the Lighthouse Club industry charity, with a unique project called ‘Perfect 10’.
The Perfect 10 project is based around a two-bed Victorian semi in Addlestone, Surrey. The downstairs bathroom and conservatory will be demolished and a double story extension will transform the property into a three bedroom, two bath house. The front porch will be extended to incorporating a utility room and the garden will receive a full makeover too.
The title derives from the fact that all trades involved will be asked to donate 10% of their wages and suppliers will be asked to donate 10% of material costs.
Andy himself will donate 10% of the profits from the sale of the property, and says: “With lockdown and Covid restrictions affecting traditional methods of fundraising across the country, this innovative project will ask absolutely everyone on the build to get involved in donating in some way, with 10 being the magic number. This cause is one very close to my heart as I’ve have my own journey with poor mental health and know how important it is to be able to reach out for support. As Charity Ambassador for the Lighthouse Club, I want to raise awareness of the excellent work they do and also contribute financially by donating 10% of my profits too.”
While ?Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity added: “This fantastic venture shows what can be done outside of traditional fundraising efforts and is a truly innovative idea, It engages with every single person on the build, from the suppliers through to the trades on the job. As well as raising money it spreads the word about the vital support we deliver to our construction workforce and their families”.
The project will be looking for specialist trades across all areas, including roofers, carpenters, plumbers, plasterers and bricklayers. To get involved you can reach Andy at @andystevensTV, his Twitter feed or 07824 484080.