Builders have converted scrap into cash to support a Fylde coast children’s charities.
Contractors stripped more than 12 tonnes of scrap metal and recyclable waste from two gyms as they were renovated for Wyre Council.
Building contractors ISG used the waste from the council run health and fitness centres, the YMCA gyms in Poulton and Thornton, to be sold on, raising £1,000.
This has now been donated to Brian House children’s hospice, in Bispham.
Danny Murray, ISG’s Northern regional managing director, said: “We’re delighted to make this donation to Brian House, which was achieved through sustainable construction practices and great collaboration with our supply chain partners.
“Minimising the volume of waste sent to landfill is a core focus for our business.”
FCM Skip Hire offered their services to help the charitable venture, supplying and emptying skips, and weighing in the metal free of charge.
JMC Building Services, who also worked on the YMCA revamps, also donated some cash to the final total.
ISG has now completed its work, handing over the projects to Wyre Council for the finishing touches to be put to the new ten-pin bowling alley and state-of-the-art fitness suites at the centres.
Wyre Council has invested £5million in revamping the YMCA centres.