1st February 2019
As part of our Community Foundations programme, O’Keefe has helped a Scout group local to its new head office with the foundations to their very own headquarters.
The 1st Ightham Scout Group, which was established as a charity more than a century ago, is raising money to build a multi-purpose Scout and sports headquarters near Cricketts Farm in Sevenoaks, Kent.
A team of four from O’Keefe’s groundworks division donated time, labour, materials and plant to install a new manhole and dig a 90-metre new channel for a 6” foul connection to the main sewer line.
The work, overseen by site supervisor Tony Watkins and ground workers Danny Redding, Liam Doogue and Adam Appleton, who drove the eight-tonne, 360° excavator/dumper truck, spent a total of seven days on the job which was set out by engineer Dan Gough.
Their hard work earned them, and O’Keefe CEO Patrick O’Keefe, a Scout DIY badge each.