Kier Takes Centre Stage to Help Local Charity for New TV Programme
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Communities and also in Housing
A group from the charity Pathways 4 All
Kier North Tyneside is set to hit the small screen early next year after contributing to a Channel 5 television programme, Operation Home Front, which features ex-forces personnel working alongside Kier employees to renovate a community building for Kier North Tyneside’s charity of the year, Pathways 4 All.
Among the improvements to the centre, which is in Rising Sun Park in Wallsend, repairs and maintenance company Kier helped the ex-services personnel to give the centre a cosmetic overhaul, as well as supplying and installing two kitchens for use by the charity.
Pathways 4 All is a registered charity providing social activities and events for children with disabilities or additional needs within North Tyneside and the surrounding areas. Run by parents, the charity offers a range of services and social networks to support the children and their families.
Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: “We were extremely proud to be able to take part in such a worthwhile project working with ex-services personnel. At Kier, it is extremely important to us to support local good causes and we hope this renovation will help to provide safe and stimulating learning and play facilities for future generations of children with physical and learning difficulties.”
Kier has raised thousands of pounds and provided on site assistance for a number of good causes since the start of its contract with North Tyneside Council in 2009, including MacMillan Cancer Support, Children in Need and local charity The Princess Ellie’s Trust. Kier North Tyneside provides planned and responsive maintenance services to around 16,000 council-owned properties across the region.
Operation Home Front is produced by North One Television for Channel 5, and is set to air in 2013.
For more information on Kier North Tyneside visit www.kierservices.co.uk