For Troake Wall and Ceiling Services, choosing to help with Building Hope was more than just lending a ‘helping hand’. Similar to those families who will benefit from Building Hope, the family-run company based in Silverdale has their own tale of loss. In 2016, Peter Troake, the son of Vince and Victoria, was diagnosed on his 17th birthday with a chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Peter fought a long and courageous battle that surpassed his doctors’ expectations, but unfortunately, he passed away in June 2017, just after he turned 18.
Building Hope is a cause that is close to the heart of the Troake Family as CureKids was an extremely important organisation to Peter. He valued and appreciated their work in being able to help so many children and their families. The Building Hope project is another example of their incredible work, and the very reason why Troake Wall and Ceiling Services didn’t hesitate to be involved when approached by Landmark to join the team.
Troake Scaffolding Manager, Kevin Stuchbury, said that their team spent around four days completing the plasterboard installation and stopping of the plasterboard is to begin this week, lasting for another seven days. The scaffolding for the project will be on-site for the duration of the complete build. Troake was able to supply the plasterboard stopping at a fraction of the cost and scaffolding free of charge.
However, the project could not have been completed without the incredible employees within Troake. The staff gave up their Saturdays to complete the work on site, volunteering their unpaid time to help get the house finished – and all of it done with a smile and a huge sense of pride.
It was a pleasure for Vince, Victoria and the company to be involved with Building Hope and as the anniversary of Peter’s death was two years ago this week, the project was even more special. It has been an incredible experience for the team and they are looking forward to the auction day on September 27th.