A Go Plant sweeper cleans up the Veteran Village

Go Plant cleans up DIY SOS veterans' village

Published:  29 October, 2015

Road sweeper specialist Go Plant provided its services to help BBC1's DIY SOS team clean-up after completion of the show's largest ever project.

Go Plant's Ellesmere Port depot supplied a specialist vehicle to help clear up after the renovation of 62 derelict houses on two streets in Manchester which created a dedicated military veterans' village.

The ambitious project, which also saw Prince William and Prince Harry lend a hand, saw the houses transformed to provide specially adapted homes for former members of the armed forces who are suffering from physical or mental health challenges.

Mike Merwin, Business Development Manager at Go Plant, said: ‘We were absolutely delighted to be involved in this amazing and moving project which will not only give those who have dedicated themselves to serving our country the chance to purchase their own homes but will also provide them with the valuable support services they need for their rehabilitation.

'The team here at Go Plant offered its services without any hesitation and our high-performing Johnston VT651 vehicle was on site for the whole of the final day, ensuring that the streets and surrounding environment were completely cleared of rubbish and debris, and that the area was safe for local residents and their families.

‘It also ensured that the fantastic work undertaken by the DIY SOS team and other local volunteers could be showcased in all its glory.'

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