Vote Barton DIY man as your trade hero

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 16 Jun 2017

A trade hero is looking for support for his bid for a windfall of £50,000 in prize money.

Jamie Borthwick is a finalist in the Jewson National Trade Hero Awards.

Jamie, an interior designer from Barton upon Humber, is part of the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

The talented designer gives his time freely to do makeovers in a DIY SOS-style for the families of terminally-ill children.

The annual competition gives local projects the chance to win the financial support of £50,000 needed to transform them. Now in its third year, Building Better Communities has helped over 40 community projects across the UK.

Jamie is now a finalist in the Trade Hero category and needs votes from the general public to be in with a chance of securing the financial funding offered by Jewson. The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication by the construction industry workers that often does not get the recognition it deserves in the local community.

In addition to his job as an interior designer, Jamie dedicates his spare time to work for the Make a Wish Foundation where he designs, constructs and installs new bedrooms for children with terminal illnesses or life changing conditions. The funding will help Jamie to create bedrooms that will reach the full potential he envisions for them without being limited by a budget.

Jewson CEO, Mark Rayfield, said: "Building Better Communities was set up to give a boost to local groups in our towns and villages. Since starting the competition in 2015 we've seen many local tradespeople give up their own time to lend a helping hand. These are the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes."

The winner will be announced by celebrity architect and host of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces, George Clark, at an awards ceremony on July 5 at the University of Nottingham.

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