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Builders strike fundraising deal with Coventry children's charity - in return for a hot breakfast

Coventry Editorial 11th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY charity and group of builders have struck up an unlikely friendship to raise vital funds for disabled local children.

Builders working on Coventry University’s new Science and Health Building are giving local children’s charity Tiny Tim’s a much-needed financial boost – in return for a hot breakfast.

The charity, which provides free therapy treatments to children with disabilities, health problems and special needs, is based next to the construction site on Whitefriars Lane in the city centre.

So as a way showing their gratitude to Tiny Tim’s for their patience with the construction, the company behind the construction, BAM Construct UK, suggested the charity open its café early to offer breakfast to on-site workers in the morning with proceeds from the food sold each morning are then reinvested back into the charity to help fund its services.

Staff at Tiny Tim’s accepted the offer and even designed a special ‘BAM burger’ – a double cheeseburger – exclusively sold to site staff.

Sarah Hemings, centre manager of Tiny Tim’s, said her staff were keen to help in recognition of Coventry University and BAM’s cooperation with the nursery and continued efforts to keep disruption to a minimum.

She added: “Their breakfast proposal really impressed the team, and we have calculated that for every £25 made from the food sold, we will be able to provide another free therapy session for a child at no cost to their family, which will really make a big a difference in the community.”

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