Jul Friday 9 2010
New Stairwell carpet for our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ, with grateful thanks to GP Trade Carpets of Bury
We have now been in residence at our Ladybridge Hall, Chorley New Road, Bolton Base / HQ for over 6 years, following our Official Opening on Sunday April 24th 2004.
At the time our Base / HQ was fully carpeted with thanks to Milliken Industrials Limited of Wigan, who supplied carpet tiles for all our upstairs rooms.
Woodheads Carpets of Bury with thanks at the time, supplied all the carpeting for our stairwell and landings.
Since this time we have managed to keep our carpets as clean as possible, achieved through the early decision to have a ’house’ rule that all team members (and most visitors) to our premises always wear protective ’use once’ plastic overshoes, thus ensuring muddy boot prints, etc have never blighted our Base / HQ.
Despite this measure though, our entrance stairwell carpet has inevitably suffered over the last six years, with much dirt and wet damage occurring, particularly over the December 2009 / January 2010 period, when we were very active with snow / ice call outs, and despite our very best events to keep the stairwell carpet clean, it suffered badly from trodden in snow, salt, grit and damp.
As we take great pride in our premises, quick carpet washes were carried out, but we decided in order to keep up our standards to replace all the stairwell and landing carpets as soon as we were able.
Today with very grateful thanks to Graham Parry, Proprietor of GP Trade Carpets of Bury, (www.gptradecarpets.co.uk) our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ was fully fitted out with brand new entrance stairwell and landings carpet, donated completely free of charge including all the fitting time. (with grateful thanks to Mark the carpet fitter)
Graham Parry is the father of long serving Team call Out list member Mark Parry, and the whole team is very grateful to Graham Parry of GP Trade Carpets of Bury for this kind donation.
On a related theme Team Trainee Team Member Martin Banks, recently had new curtains made up (donated by his mother) for the large window to our Toilet and Shower block building at at Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ.
(In order to maintain our premises in a clean and tidy condition at all times, which is commented on very often by visitors, sponsors and benefactors to the team, we vacuum all the carpets after every use of the building – another ’house’ rule, and brush down the stairwell and landings. On the last Sunday of every month, a full Base / HQ valet takes place)