06 January 2020

NWH supports Veterans in Crisis

NWH supports Veterans in Crisis

The waste recycler NWH Group, is helping Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS), a local charity that supports armed forces veterans to get back on their feet, by donating free skip hire for a property renovation on behalf of an 86 year old veteran’s widow.  

Ger Fowler, Founder and Project Lead at VICS, said: “It’s been a massive team effort and we are overwhelmed by the support from across the Sunderland community. It’s brilliant to be able to make such a massive positive impact for this lady, especially just before Christmas. Everyone has really pulled together and the contribution will last for years to come.”

The property was in a poor state of repair, without heating or lighting, holes in the roof and a dysfunctional bathroom. VICS has co-ordinated support from a number of local businesses to completely overhaul the property, including fixing the ceiling and lighting, replacing flooring, a new bathroom and plumbing, new kitchen units and cooker, installing a new boiler and central heating system, as well as fixing the front door, tidying the yard and providing a new bed and bedding, and a food hamper. 

Andrew Turnbull, Depot Manager at NWH Group in Newcastle, said: “Making a positive impact in the community is a priority for our business and so we are delighted to be able to support VICS with the removal of waste during the renovation.”

About NWH Group 

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Serving the whole of Scotland and Newcastle from ten sites, the NWH Group’s vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product. The business currently employs 311 staff. 

On its mission to eliminate waste, it provides waste collection services to the leisure, retail and construction industries. Collecting waste with its fleet of trade refuse, skip, tipper, grab and walking floor articulated vehicles, transporting materials to its recycling facilities where they are transformed into high value products such as cardboard, paper, washed sands, biomass for energy and animal bedding.





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