Charity donations – smelling of Roses

Downwell recently acquired a whole load of deodorants, shampoos, conditioners and body lotions from a job that we had to clear before demolition. Rather than be wasted we contact some local charities in Thurrock to see if they could be put to good use.

Charity Donations

Downwell Demolition contacted Thurrock based ‘Sanctuary Supported Living’ who provide services for expectant mothers and young parents with accommodation, training and work opportunities. We spoke to support worker Deborah Rees who jumped at the chance to receive some of these.

We got the same reaction from the Thurrock Foodbank based in Corringham.

So Alan Knight and Matthew High bagged up some bags of goodies and delivered them to the two charities.

Both Charities were very grateful and we know that they are going to be used by people who really need them. Mandy Monk of Sanctuary had an immediate need for some of the stock as she had to make up a hospital pack for an expectant mother and before our visit was wondering where she would get the funding to do this.

If you would like more information on Sanctuary Supported Living contact

or for the Thurrock Foodbank

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The Demolition Challenge – working with Charities – Link


Downwell support Local Charities in Thurrock. We were pleased to donate fire damaged stock to Thurrock Foodbank and to' The Sanctuary Supported Living 'Charity.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.