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Bright idea for Barwell Community House

Staff volunteers from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have brightened up Barwell Community House with a cheery makeover.

HRBS Volunteers at Barwell Community House

(l-r) Hinckley & Rugby’s Rita Hawkins, Clare White, Alice Baggot (front), Jamie Clarke Michelle Tong and Aimee Williams

The six staff members donated their time for a full day of painting at the local community facility which works with local residents and especially young people, encouraging them to become involved in community projects and activities.

Community development worker Militza Kirkham invited the Building Society volunteers to give the downstairs areas a refresh, four years after Hinckley & Rugby staff transformed the Barwell Community House’s garden.

Jamie Clarke, one of Hinckley & Rugby’s branch community champions, is on the lookout for worthwhile local projects to support, so recruited the volunteers for this latest task.

Jamie, a customer assistant, said:

“We know all about the positive impact the house has on the local area, it is used by so many groups, many of them young people, therefore we jumped at the chance to visit them again to lend a hand.”

The team purchased the brightly coloured paint, brushes and rollers and got to work in the front room, kitchen and bathroom.

Militza said: “I am so pleased with the painting. Thank you all so much, I really appreciate your time and energy. You never let me down.”

One of the volunteers was Alice Baggot, who works in the Society’s business development team. Alice said:

“We had a great day and worked really well as a team. It gave us the opportunity to work alongside colleagues we don’t get to work with, which was a bonus.

“I feel it’s really important to support causes local to our business. I live in Barwell, so know the area well, therefore I was really pleased to offer my help.”

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