Staff volunteers have spent two days painting and decorating to help prepare a Kingswood community group’s new home.
The team of 16 volunteers were tasked with painting inside and outside the MadeforEver youth centre as part of work to brighten up the building. The work is happening as Kingsmeadow Community Flat prepares to move in having outgrown its current premises in one of our flats in Barrington Close. The organisation, which is one of our Wellbeing College partners, provides employment, emotional and welfare support to people in the Kingswood area.
To get things ready for their arrival next month, the volunteers spruced up the building adding colour to the walls, dismantling obsolete furniture and installing new planters.
Business & People Services Graduate Mitchell Harrington said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. It was a good team building event and was nice to get out of the office for the day.”
Risk Administrator Dawn Weeks added: “You really felt like you were doing something to help the community.”
The volunteering effort at the centre is the latest in our programme of volunteering in the local community. Every member of staff is encouraged to spend one day a year volunteering.
Over the course of the past year staff have donated more than £24,500 worth of time to helping out with community good causes. This has included volunteering at local foodbanks, serving food at luncheon clubs, helping out at schools and clearing and tidying up public spaces.