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British Ceramic Tile and Tile Town support charity project Houses 2 Homes - as seen on Channel 4
British Ceramic Tile has stepped in to offer its support to Houses 2 Homes (H2H), a pioneering initiative through which ex-service people transform derelict properties into habitable homes for fellow veterans and their families.
After seeing a call to arms by interior designer George Clarke on Twitter, British Ceramic Tile joined forces with Derbyshire-based retailer Tile Town to donate more than 1000 tiles to the first Houses 2 Homes project in Mansfield.
The Houses 2 Homes initiative made its TV debut this week on Channel 4's 'The Great British Property Scandal: Every Empty Counts'.
"This is a fantastic project for British Ceramic Tile to support," says British Ceramic Tile's Chief Executive Tony Taylor. "Not only are empty houses being renovated to offer families a real home to live in, the Houses 2 Homes charity helps to rebuild the lives of ex-service people by training them in a multiple of building and renovation skills, making them more employable and the transition to civilian life a little easier.
"We're grateful to our customer, Tile Town, for bringing it to our attention and working together on yet another worthy cause."
TREES Services, a social enterprise based in the East Midlands together with Mansfield District Council and New College Nottingham is working in association with the companies to deliver H2H Mansfield
H2H Mansfield began in May 2012 and is the first H2H initiative in the country. With the help of serving and ex-service personnel seven derelict houses on Hillmoor Street, Mansfield, are being transformed into five family homes for veterans and two shared units for four veterans to let long-term.
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