The congregation of a Hanley church is safer thanks to almost ?8,000 of fire protection work.
Unitas Stoke-on-Trent and its contractors carried out the fire protection work at St Michael’s Church as part of Unitas? Corporate Social Responsibility payback.
Pastor Joy Henry said: ?I am very appreciative of the kindness of Unitas and the work carried out regarding the fire doors and the risk assessment. I feel that a great load has been lifted from my shoulders.
?I am now in a better place to deal with the security of the building and the letting agreements. Many thanks for all the support.?
Partnership working with Unitas Stoke-on-Trent
We worked with local contractors to carry out the essential fire protection work. Faithful and Gould performed a Fire Risk Assessment of the building, JPR Engineering provided copies of the plans and Unitas provided fire safety signs, inspected the fire doors and adjusted them.
Wood Street Maintenance installed two intumescent fire dampers into the boiler room fire doors, which means they will be more resistant to fire and smoke and resistant to clogging.
Novus Property Solutions donated paint and materials, provided scaffolding and materials and two decorators for one week to carry out the refurbishment work.
Rachel Forster, Unitas? newly-appointed CSR Coordinator, led the project. She said: ?The total social value impact amounted to ?7,991 to benefit the local community. I?m so proud of everyone for pulling together for a job well done.?
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