Wellingborough firm donates £15,000 worth of new windows and doors for Kettering Hospital’s recreation hall

Shirley Newman with surveyor Damian Smith and T&K Home Improvements MD Ryan Johnson by one of the new fire doors
Shirley Newman with surveyor Damian Smith and T&K Home Improvements MD Ryan Johnson by one of the new fire doors

An appeal to refurbish Kettering General Hospital’s staff recreation hall has been supported by a Wellingborough company.

T&K Home Improvements of Huxley Close on Park Farm South has fitted £15,000 worth of much-needed new windows and fire doors to the Recreation Hall free of charge.

We can’t thank them enough for supporting our appeal and doing their bit for the local community

Fiona Barber

The Revive the Rec Hall Appeal aims to raise £145,000 to renovate the hall – which is more than 50-years-old – for the benefit of staff and the local community.

It is being organised by a team of volunteers from both the hospital and its supporters in the local community.

One of the appeal organisers, and a Kettering General Hospital staff governor, Fiona Barber, said: “We asked T&K Home Improvement to give us a quote for the work and were absolutely delighted when they offered to do the work for free because they felt it was such a good cause.

“We can’t thank them enough for supporting our appeal and doing their bit for the local community.

“They have saved us many thousands of pounds and helped us to make sure this ageing building has some excellent new modern windows and fire doors.”

T&K’s managing director Ryan Johnson said: “We wanted to support the Revive the Rec Hall Appeal when we realised it was a charitable venture to benefit both the hospital’s staff as well as the local community.

“It was a great opportunity for T&K to say thank you to the hospital staff from whom many of our own staff and customers have received excellent care over the years.

“T&K has been installing energy efficient windows, doors, conservatories and home improvement products in this community for more than 36 years, so it is good to be able to give something back to that community.”

Fiona added: “Back in May, JDB Industrial Roofing of Kettering provided us with a cut price new roof and we have also had contributions from several other local firms, the League of Friends of Kettering and District Hospitals, Kettering Huxloe Rotary, and our own KGH Charity Fund.

“We are very grateful for the support so far and it means the appeal continues to gather momentum.”

If anyone wants to get involved with the appeal they can contact Fiona at Fiona.barber@kgh.nhs.uk or link to the KGH Revive the Rec Hall facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KGH-Revive-the-Recreation-Hall-Community-Centre-863916623669498/