A community-minded roofer has been nominated for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ 2018 UK Roofing Awards.

John Davis of JD Roofing was recognised by staff at the SIG Roofing Wigan Branch for his generosity and kindness.

They said that Davis would often fit or replace elderly or less well-off people’s roofs at a discounted rate or even for free. He also once fixed a pregnant woman’s badly constructed roof free of charge, which cost him hundreds of pounds.

He has been nominated for the ‘Local Hero’ Award, which celebrates those who go above and beyond for their local community. The awards are sponsored by roofing products supplier SIG Roofing.

Davis said: “I am very flattered to have been a nominee for the award. I have always believed that we as humans should do as much as we can for people.

“If you can be a decent person and do someone a favour, I believe that it’ll come back and reward you later in different ways.”

“I don’t feel that I’m going out of my way, but I do feel that there’s just not enough generosity anymore, so I like to try and do my bit when I can. There’s no science behind it!”