Handyman Matthew restores benches for free
MACCLESFIELD Town Council looked local to help restore two benches.
They turned to handyman Matthew Sanders, 37, to refurbish the seating at the junction of Churchill Way and Chestergate. But when Matthew, who runs Macclesfield Domestic Services, heard one of the benches was a memorial to Carl David Neild, he offered to fix it for free.
Pete Turner, clerk of Macclesfield Town Council said: “We have a lot of benches and street furniture in the town and for a while I have been trying to establish a scheme of repair, replacement and maintenance.
“I contacted a few companies to get quotes and Matthew was so proactive and helpful. He refused to charge for the memorial bench, which I think shows a high degree of integrity.
“The end result is excellent and I’m already talking to Matthew about some more repairs in the town.”
Matthew, a single dad who lives on Moss Lane, set up the business earlier this year after losing his job.
He said: “It was really nice to hear from passers by how much they appreciated that the town council was repairing the benches and that they valued my work.”