If you follow Band of Builders on social media, you might have noticed a few pictures of Addam Smith suited and booted at an awards ceremony.
Addam was invited to attend the On The Tools 2016 awards - which celebrate and reward construction workers, sub contractors, tools and equipment manufacturers and construction companies from across the UK - in what he thought was just a nice gesture from an organisation that has already helped Band of Builders hugely.
Little did he know that he was going to be presented with a Special Recognition award in honour of all the work he has put in to raise money for his friend and colleague Keith Ellick.
As he received the accolade at the glittering awards ceremony at the Emirates Stadium, Addam was given a standing ovation by his industry peers.
“It was a complete shock,” said the landscaper. “When they invited me and my wife down, I just thought we would be treated to some free food and drink, I had no idea they were planning this.
“While it may have been presented to me, this award is for everyone who has been involved in getting to where we are today. The Band of Builders is nothing without everyone who supports us - they are the real Band of Builders, I’m just the glue that holds it all together.
“We’ve come so far, and we still have a mountain to climb, but this award proves that we can do anything we set our minds to. The sky’s the limit.”
The On The Tools Awards are sponsored by Jewson.