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Glasgow residents vote for favourite community centre to win “Local Heroes” makeover!

  • Online competition offers community organisations  chance to secure free makeover
  • Residents across Glasgow  are encouraged to vote to support a win for their favourite organisation
  • Competition marks the launch of online tradesman service ‘Local Heroes’ in Glasgow

Residents from across Glasgow are being called upon to help a local community organisation to secure a free DIY makeover, courtesy of Local Heroes. 

Four community organisations in Glasgow have been shortlisted to take part in an online competition that offers the chance for much-needed DIY tasks to be completed, free of charge, by local tradesmen. 

The organisations are Glasgow East Women’s Aid, Fareshare, Quarriers Mavisbank Respite Centre and Street Connect.

The winning organisation will be selected based on how many votes they receive in an online poll.  Residents from across the city can vote for one of the centres, and help them to secure the makeover by visiting to vote.

Voting is open until 2nd May, with the winning community organisation receiving its free makeover on 12th May.

The competition marks the official launch of Local Heroes, an online service where you can find a Scottish Gas-accredited local tradesman to carry out plumbing, electrics, drains and heating jobs in the home.

This new, local service provides an instant online booking method, with clear and fair pricing, no call-out charge and a 12-month guarantee that is backed by Scottish Gas.

Sarwjit Sambhi, Managing Director of UK Home at Scottish Gas, said:  “Trying to find a reliable and reputable tradesman can be a stressful and challenging experience.”

“Local Heroes removes the stress and instils confidence through a 12-month Scottish Gas guarantee on all work that’s undertaken by our accredited tradesmen.”

Glasgow based tradesmen that are interested in becoming a Local Hero can find out more by visiting:

Notes to editors

  • Local Heroes is a Scottish Gas innovation
  • People in need of an easy way to manage plumbing, electrics, drains and heating problems in the home can find a Local
  • Hero by visiting:
  • All Local Heroes have been checked using stringent procedures, and for added peace of mind listed tradesmen are fully insured, with any completed work guaranteed by Scottish Gas for 12 months. 

The four shortlisted community organisations are: 

For more information contact:

Bieneosa Ebite
Senior PR Manager
British Gas
01784 84 3000

British Gas is Britain’s leading energy and services company, serving more than 10 million homes and over 400,000 businesses across the country. More than 8,000 highly-trained engineers guarantee the highest quality of service for our residential and business customers. We also provide a range of innovative offers and services including connected home Hive™ products, smart meters, and the online tradesman service, Local Heroes.

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