Clarke Roofing Southern Limited4 Hammonds DriveEastbourneBN23 6PW

Roofers to the rescue of Eastbourne Mencap

February 26, 2016

Mencap opening Jan 2016

Roofing contractor, Clarke Roofing, has supported a local charity – repairing and refurbishing the entire flat roof areas of Eastbourne Mencap’s day care centre, The Hive on Pevensey Road – free of charge.

The building, that houses Eastbourne Mencap’s daily activity centre for adults with learning difficulties, had succumbed to weathering and damage over the years – a renovation project that was estimated to cost £11,000.

“We were unsure about how we were going to manage to fund these necessary repairs. We were simply overjoyed when Clarke Roofing offered to do the entire job for free.  It is unbelievably generous and very much appreciated. The lads from Clarke Roofing were fantastic, working through some of the most awful weather and finishing the job to perfection. We can’t thank them enough for their valued time, skilled workmanship and all the materials too!”

Frank Clarke, managing director of Clarke Roofing, said: “After inspection of the roof we knew it was going to be a fairly big but necessary job. We also know that Eastbourne Mencap is a hardworking local Eastbourne charity – providing an invaluable service to many needy people and their families in this town. It was a perfect opportunity to use our skills and expertise to contribute very positively to our community and to a charity that desperately needed our help.”

Frank continued “We would also like to say a huge thank you to our suppliers IKO, Chandlers Building Supplies and Proteus Waterproofing who kindly donated products for us to use throughout the project.”

Eastbourne Mencap

Eastbourne & District Mencap has been supporting local people with learning disabilities and their families for over 60 years. It operates three residential homes, a supported living service and a day care activity centre in the town.

Clarke Roofing

Eastbourne-based Clarke Roofing specialises in all types of roofing for a variety of customers as well as general building projects. Founded in 1949, the company has won several awards for its roofing and heritage work. From simple repairs to major contracts, it has teams covering South East England including Sussex, Kent,East Hampshire and South London.