A Highland social enterprise and charity showed strength when the world’s strongest man, Tom Stoltman, joined in a celebration of the organization’s environmental and social impact.
Alness-based ILM Highland has handled a staggering 2,054 tonnes of electrical waste over the past 12 months, ensuring it is disposed of responsibly and does not end up in landfill.
A record-breaker, Mr. Stoltman – an avid supporter of local businesses – dropped by to celebrate the accomplishment.
The organization was able to salvage and refurbish nearly 500 items throughout the year, which were then sold at its electricity retail store in Alness and online.
In addition to extending the life of home appliances and providing high-quality, affordable electrical appliances to the local community, each sale funds ILM Highland’s charitable home improvement services that help vulnerable people stay in their homes.
Invergordon resident Mr Stoltman, the first Scotsman to lift the world’s strongest man trophy, said: “It has been truly inspiring to visit ILM Highland and learn about all that he does. As a local, I was once a customer, but I had not realized the impact of the company on the region.
“It’s a job in our community and for the environment is amazing. I encourage everyone to buy locally and support businesses like ILM Highland that are making a real difference in the Highlands.
ILM Highland’s Electrical Waste Recycling directly funds its charitable home improvement services, which help Highland seniors, veterans and people with disabilities stay in their homes.
The handyman and the organization’s maintenance and repair services have “allowed” more than 2,400 Highland residents to stay in their homes longer by helping them with odd jobs, crafts and home improvement projects. larger home renovations.
Over the past 12 months, more than 6,600 small repairs and housework have been carried out by the Handyperson team.
The care and repair team also provided support to landlords and tenants to adapt 87 homes, using £ 540,000 from private sector housing grants.
Martin Macleod, ILM Highland, said: “We are delighted that Tom Stoltman has helped us celebrate another fantastic year for ILM Highland and we extend our congratulations to the whole team for his incredible accomplishments in the competition. strongest man in the world.
“We are proud that we were able to continue to provide vital home improvement services to vulnerable people during the pandemic at a time when they needed help most.
“As household incomes have been unpredictable over the past year, it was also very important to continue to provide new and refurbished electrical appliances at an affordable price. We are delighted that so many Highland residents have chosen to recycle their electrical devices, which allows us to reuse, recycle and refurbish them for the benefit of our community and the planet.
For more information on ILM Highland, visit www.ilmhighland.co.uk or follow the social enterprise on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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