Merchant supports good cause
NMBS member, Martin & Partners is lending its support to an international charity project.
The Northampton-based builders’ and plumbers’ merchant is backing a group of students from nearby Guilsborough Academy who will be travelling to Ecuador to help improve the infrastructure for remote communities in the South American country.
During their expedition, the students will be involved in helping to build schools and in work to pave the way for the provision of electricity and running water.
They will also get to meet local indigenous people and to experience their culture and customs.
The expedition is being arranged with the help of World Challenge which specialises in education through exploration. It helps schools to organise trips to various global destinations where students can take part in activities that develop their teamworking and leadership skills as well as their confidence and employment prospects.
As the expedition must be self-financed, the students from Guilsborough Academy are currently fundraising. This has involved a variety of efforts including offering hand car washes with the help of Martin and Partners who have allowed them free use of an area of their site.
Commenting on the company’s support of the students, David Dickens, managing director at Martin & Partners, said: “The Ecuador expedition represents a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for the young people involved and will deliver tremendous benefits both for their own personal development and also the communities involved.
“Martin & Partner is pleased to support such a noble undertaking. I’m also especially proud as one of the students involved is my grandson.”
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