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Hero roofer steps up in lockdown to help dying client

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NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2020 Winner

Award Category

Local Hero


Andy Hares


Darwin Roofing

Award sponsor



SIG Roofing

UK Roofing Local Hero award sponsored by SIG

Andy Hares went above and beyond the call of duty during lockdown last year. He was finishing off a roof replacement for a customer whose wife was seriously ill—and then the country went into lockdown. Andy, rather than thinking about himself, turned to the needs of his client who was unable to leave his dying wife. He dropped him a simple email offering to help with any food shopping, which was gratefully received.

Andy then went on to support the couple throughout the lockdown period, delivering everything from groceries to prescriptions, right up until his customer’s wife death in April 2020.

His client described Andy as a “a real hero” and said he didn’t know how he would have managed without him.

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