A community-minded roofer was nominated as a ‘Local Hero’ for his acts of generosity for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ 2018 UK Roofing Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing.
John frequently replaces or fits roofs for the elderly or less well-off either for free or at a discounted rate.
John said: “I am very flattered to have been a nominee for the Local Hero award. I have always believed that we as humans should do as much as we can for people. If you can be a decent person and do someone a favour, I believe that it’ll come back and reward you later in different ways.”
The staff at SIG Roofing’s Wigan branch also explained how the roof of a heavily pregnant woman was left in a bad state, whereby John took it upon himself to fix the roof free of charge, costing him hundreds of pounds.
Throughout his roofing career, John has been no stranger to being generous.
“A few years ago, I’d been recommended to appear on a show which had the aim of coming in and rectifying and restoring poorly fitted roofs of the general public, free of charge.”
“I don’t feel that I’m going out of my way, but I do feel that there’s just not enough generosity anymore, so I like to try and do my bit when I can. There’s no science behind it!”
The annual National Federation of Roofing Contractors UK Roofing Awards recognises the best of the best in the roofing sector. Headline sponsor, SIG Roofing, support the Local Hero awards as a way of acknowledging outstanding roofing contractors who go the extra mile for their local community and are so often unsung heroes.