Neath Port Talbot

Construction company donates to Seven Sisters home explosion fundraiser

The Chairman of J.G. Hale Construction and SO Modular, Jonathan Hale, met with Neath Port Talbot Councillor, Steve Hunt, to hand over a donation of £500 to help rebuild the family home destroyed in an explosion in Church Road, Seven Sisters.

The donation will add to the £22,000 plus already raised by the ‘Rebuild Project’, set up by Cllr Steve Hunt following the devastating blast that left three members of one family critically ill in hospital, and their house destroyed, earlier this year.

The explosion, which took place on 24 June 2020, also damaged three other houses in the terrace in Church Road, Seven Sisters, with two of the three affected being uninsured for the damage.

Local Independent Councillor, Steve Hunt, has led a campaign to “rebuild the homes through kindness” by setting up a GoFundMe page and asking local tradesmen to give their labour for free to rebuild the family home and repair the damage to the other houses.

Local Independent Councillor, Steve Hunt, said: “The support from the local community, local tradespeople and building firms has been overwhelming and much appreciated. This donation from J.G. Hale Construction and SO Modular is a great addition to the fund we’ve set up to support the street and help rebuild the properties affected that didn’t have the correct insurance.

“The generosity and support for everyone concerned, but especially the family where the main blast originated from, has been something quite special. And while the family involved in the blast have faced a very long road to recovery, I’m sure they would like me to thank each and every one who has helped or donated.”

J.G. Hale Construction & SO Modular Chairman, Jonathan Hale, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to make this donation to help a local family rebuild their home, and their lives, after such a devastating event.

“As a company, we constantly strive to support the local community in any way we can. I think this event has touched the hearts of many people in the local area, and it’s great to see the community come together to support their own when something this devastating happens.”

J.G. Hale Construction is a Wales-based company recognised for its commitment to innovative, eco-friendly design, quality materials and finishes and sustainable building practices. The company is committed to using local sub-contractors and suppliers and engaging the local community in its projects.

SO Modular is a Neath-based modular construction company specialising in windows, doors and external cladding as part of their prefabricated timber frame panels – with a view to offering fully modular volumetric buildings in very near future.

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