Staff at Merseyside Galvanizing Ltd put their foot on the pedal to help deliver a brand new cycle shelter for young school students.
Children at Brackenwood Infant School wanted somewhere safe and secure to leave their bikes during the day. And when CLM Services, based in Wirral, heard about the issue, plans for a new shelter were soon on the way.
The family-run firm has been delivering structural steelwork on large and complicated developments in the area for 30 years.
But it also takes care to invest in its local community and, having promised to build a new facility for the youngsters, called on long-time suppliers including Merseyside Galvanizing to help out.
The finished shelter was galvanized by the Liverpool plant before being erected outside the school, in Bebington.
Installers were even given a helping hand as five-year-old Will, the son of CLM Project Manager Matt Hayes and a pupil at the school, did some of the measuring up.
Matt said: “The new shelter will provide secure storage and will keep the children’s bikes protected from the elements.
“Hopefully it will also encourage more children to ride their bikes to school - something that would benefit both their health and the environment.
“I’d like to offer special thanks to the local businesses who supported the project, including Merseyside Galvanizing, who galvanized the shelter at no cost – ensuring it will remain free of corrosion for many years to come.”
Richard Smetham, Sales Manager at Merseyside Galvanizing, was happy to help out.
He said: “CLM are good customers of ours and their approach to investing in their own community is very similar to our own.
"The shelter will be really useful for the children, so we're delighted to play our part in the project.”