Plantool were recently called upon at short notice to help assist with an urgent issue at a church hall in Nuneaton.

All Saints Church in Nuneaton contacted Plantool to request help with plant rental for fitting a smoke alarm to their church hall. With the temperatures dropping below freezing most nights at the moment, the church have opened their hall as the Nuneaton Winter Night Shelter for homeless people to be able to sleep comfortably out of the cold on Monday nights from December-February.

The church encountered a bump in the road as they needed to have a smoke alarm properly fitted to the church hall for health and safety reason before allowing it to be opened as the Winter Night Shelter. The request came in as an urgent last-minute call, but luckily Plantool were able to help.

A small scissor lift was provided for fitting the smoke alarm, and thankfully all was able to be fitted in time for the shelter to open its doors in the evening. Given the charitable nature of the call-out, Plantool very kindly provided the scissor lift rental for free, meaning the budget the church had allocated for the rental of the equipment was able to be spent on hot meals for the homeless joining them at the night shelter.

Reverend Steve Medley of All Saints Church said: “I’d just like to offer my thanks for all your help the other week. The supply of the platform meant we were able to fit the smoke alarm to the ceiling of our church hall easily and safely. If we hadn’t been able to do this, we would not have been able to provide a venue for the Nuneaton Winter Night Shelter. As such at least 12 homeless would not have had a safe place to sleep on Monday nights during December, January and February. The money you saved us has gone a long way in providing food as well.” 

Plantool are proud to be continuing to support our local communities, and we’re pleased to see how our rentals help make a huge difference to those in the area. If you need help with plant for rental, no matter the reason, please contact us: