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CF Construction Ltd plan to offer £3,000 worth of work as part of its Pay It Forward scheme

By Connor Thompson

An inspired business will offer £3,000 worth of work to help those in need of funding as part of its Pay It Forward scheme.

Chris Coen, managing director of CF Construction Ltd, a civil engineering firm, said he has a £3,000 budget to complete or help start a project for somebody who needs it most.

"I want to hear stories from people and donate the money to the most fitting person," he said.

Chris Coen of C.F.Construction Ltd, Stapleford, is offering £3,000 of work as charity.
Chris Coen of C.F.Construction Ltd, Stapleford, is offering £3,000 of work as charity.

"It could be a veteran who needs a ramp building, or something similar to that.

"Something we can help with."

Chris mentioned financially aiding those who may struggling with disabilities, a military veteran, an elderly individual or a family that requires assistance with ramps, access or sensory requirement while discussing his proposal.

He said the scheme was inspired by the film Pay It Forward, which follows the story of a teacher who asked his class to think of an idea to change the world for the better, and put it into action.

Subsequently, the idea of paying forwards was created, which Chris described as doing a good deed that could inspire others to do the same.

"I watched the film about ten years ago and it impacted me in a positive way," he said.

"I want to be able to give back to somebody who needs it.

"I have twin boys (aged 11) and I now give away their old stuff instead of selling it. Not everything is about financial gain.

Chris said he had taken a lot of inspiration from charities such as Help for Heroes

"Over the last few years, the company has been involved in charity bike rides and charity rugby games and last year, we were proud to raise funds for #love4littleliam and motor neurone disease by completing the three peaks challenge in less than 24 hours," he said.

"Our new Pay It Forward scheme is just the next phase.

"I hope I can give back to someone or multiple people in Newark."

Chris said he decided on giving back to the people of Newark as he had grown up in the area and enjoyed living ­— and playing rugby ­— in the town, before relocating to Stapleford.

Laura Bartlett, of CF Construction Ltd, said: "It's always nice to do things for charity and Chris is that kind of person. He looks after everybody."

Laura echoed Chris's words and said she hoped the businesses kind deed would create a butterfly effect among other companies in the area.

"Hopefully it will encourage other good deeds and things like this will continue to happen," Laura said.

To tell your story email info@cfconstruction.co.uk or send a letter to CF Construction, Moor Farm, Coddington Lane, Stapleford, LN6 9LE.

Include your name, address, contact number, age bracket and work required alongside your story.

Entries must quote 'Pay It Forward scheme'. Only one entry is allowed per person.


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