Roofer's top £1-a-g0 charity idea

PUBLISHED: 01:01 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:46 10 June 2010

A PROFESSIONAL roofer from Exmouth has single-handily set up a new charitable trust - and launched an urgent appeal to local businesses and organisations. Pete Chubb, 39, from Brooklands Road, has established Isca Systems to help people and communities

A PROFESSIONAL roofer from Exmouth has single-handily set up a new charitable trust - and launched an urgent appeal to local businesses and organisations. Pete Chubb, 39, from Brooklands Road, has established Isca Systems to help people and communities receive the quality of life they deserve. Every month there will be a prize draw - called the Our Devon Appeal - where people pay just £1 and get the chance to win a range of prizes including televisions, camcorders, holidays, and cash prizes.The money would then be available for individuals, community groups and organisations, who could apply for a grant. This could be used for projects including repairing play parks, upgrading community facilities, helping schools, youth groups - or just giving people in need a helping hand.He said: "We are reaching out to all residents of Devon to help improve the lives of our children in the county - but it won't just be available for children's organisations."There are many other worthy causes that need a hand. We are a not-for-profit organisation and if everybody put in a £1 we would have a lot of money to improve people's lives."He also appealed for sponsorship from businesses: "It doesn't necessarily have to be financial assistance, although that would help, but we need things like stationery and office equipment."The organisation currently has three volunteers and Pete hopes to move into new offices soon. Although his ultimate goal is to have Devon-wide organisation, initially the efforts would focus in Exmouth, Budleigh and the Honiton areas before branching out."My wife is expecting triplets in February and I got to the point were I felt I wanted to give something back to the community."For more information, call Pete on (01395) 279368.

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