MORE backing has come in for a sculpture which honours Dudley Borough’s Covid heroes.

Builders merchants Travis Perkins have stepped in to support the Russells Hall Rainbow artwork.

The project is being led by local Councillor Keiran Casey who is hoping to raise around £30,000 for a sculpture the front of the Borough’s main hospital.

It would be a permanent reminder and thank you for the work done by NHS, Healthcare, Key Workers and volunteers during the pandemic throughout the Borough.

Since it was launched a few months ago, a host of local, regional and national businesses have pledged their support.

Now Travis Perkins, which has locations across the borough, have pledged to help with materials for the landscaping around the sculpture.

Councillor Casey said: "It's so important that we always remember what so many people have done for us throughout Dudley during these difficult times, from treating loved ones to ensuring our supermarkets stay open for us to use and to all the community volunteers that have provided a life line to so many".

"We owe more than words can say to those on the frontline of this fight.

“It's fantastic that Travis Perkins have pledged their support ".

Pictured are Nick French, Regional Director for the West Midlands at Travis Perkins: Cllr Casey: Richard Boffey, branch Manager at TP Dudley based on Peartree Lane.