• Doncaster College and University Centre partners up with local businesses to help rebuild homes

    In November 2019 Doncaster experienced some of the worst flooding it has known, unfortunately 1,000 properties had to be evacuated in various villages throughout Doncaster and over 500 of them were flooded. 

    Many homes were left ruined and forced families into temporary accommodation or having to live in unsuitable homes. Doncaster is now in the recovery phase with a lot of work still to complete to ensure families are back in suitable and safe homes. 
    Doncaster College and University Centre are working alongside Jewson in hope that local businesses will pledge their support and fund resources to enable Doncaster College Construction students to start working on homes affected by the floods and to start rebuilding homes for the local community.

    Nick Rudkin, Director of Construction at Doncaster College speaks of the project and how you can get involved;  

    “Doncaster went through a terrible experience in November and we are still not able to say homes are back to normal yet. We had to wait for the waters to recede and then a further wait for the houses to dry out, we are now however ready to take on the challenge of rebuilding the damaged houses. 

    We have Joinery, Bricklaying, Plastering and Painting students who will carry out their trades in the flooded properties. We are also working with Keepmoat Homes, Engie and many other companies to help with the rebuild project. 

    This is a great way to pay back the community, reinstate homes, and most important of all, rebuild people’s lives. If you can help with a small donation, you will be helping people who have probably been flooded twice now and were unable to get insurance. All donations will be paid into a Jewsons account so that we can purchase materials for the work being done”. 

    You can help the project by donating to the Jewson Account, calling 01302 391 111 and quote reference DNCO 010.

    For further information please contact nick.rudkin@don.ac.uk

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