When Addam Smith’s mate Keith Ellick was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Addam wanted to do something - anything - to make his life a little bit easier. A plan to landscape his garden captured won the support of his fellow tradesmen and saw the project grow into a full-scale renovation of Keith’s house carried out by volunteers from across the country.
From there Band of Builders has been unstoppable, uniting members of the construction industry through the simple desire to help others. Every item of the branded workwear we’ve created helps raise money for the cause as well as uniting people in a community that has seen complete strangers go on to become firm friends.
Our Facebook community has become a safe space for tradespeople to share their highs and lows, seek support and have some fun, as well as signposting those in need to other organisations that could give them some much-needed help.
All of that provides the foundations for us to achieve our aim of helping other people in the same way Addam helped Keith - through hands-on projects to make life just that little bit easier when times get tough.
Band of Builders is an organisation started by tradespeople, for tradespeople, no matter what they're going through. This website is our home where you can read our story, buy the gear and find out ways that you can help other tradespeople and their families in need, whether that’s through fundraising or getting involved in one of our projects. Watch the video to see where it all started, have a look around and see how you can get involved - #TogetherStronger.
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