Construction firm uses lockdown to help those in need

A Renfrewshire-based construction firm has spent lockdown utilising its team to help those most in need during the pandemic.

JR Group has been delivering food to the homeless across Glasgow city centre and the southside. The firm also helped homeless charity Social Bite move furniture, household appliances and various belongings from the Hamish Allan Centre in Tradeston to new accommodation on Great Western Road, and helped the Royal Voluntary Service transport more than 300 food parcels from Galashiels to Perth for over 75’s who weren’t able to get out to the shops for provisions.

To show its thanks and support to the NHS, JR Group also erected multi-coloured rainbow netting along a section of Clydeside flats which had scaffolding around them to remove fire damage.

John Horne, managing director of JR Group, said, “Like many businesses we have been greatly affected as a result of the pandemic, with most of our operations coming to a standstill. We wanted to use this down time to help people and communities most in need and our generous team were more than willing to get their hands dirty and help out with delivering food and provisions and helping Social Bite with a move to new premises.

“We were also in the unique position to have scaffolding across a prominent part of the Clydeside in Glasgow City Centre so used this to show our thanks and support to all the brave men and women on the front line helping us get through this incredibly challenging time and try to put a smile on the faces of the people of Glasgow.

“As a team we feel a great responsibility to help local communities in anyway we can, so I am sure our volunteering endeavours will continue as we start to emerge out of lockdown and begin getting back to work.”