The volunteers spent a day brightening up the Mencap Centre on Hill Street, giving it a fresh new look for Mencap’s social club members and to generate funds for the charity by encouraging more groups to hire the venue.
Hinckley & Rugby staff joined the challenge from across the Society and worked very hard to give the sizeable centre not just one but two new coats of paint.
The volunteers’ team leader Sam Roberts, assistant training and service quality manager at Hinckley & Rugby, said:
“It was an amazing day. All the volunteers worked hard. We got the first coat painted so quickly, we could go round again. It’s an achievement the whole community can benefit from, which is what Hinckley & Rugby is all about.”
Sarah Dewfield, Hinckley & District Mencap Society’s secretary, said:
“We are so grateful for everybody helping. The Centre had been showing signs of how many people visit so this is going to make it better for everyone. It was such a big task that we couldn’t have done it without Hinckley & Rugby.”
Katharine Lightbown at Leicestershire Cares said:
“Congratulations to the Hinckley & Rugby team for such a fantastic effort which has made such a big difference.”
Leicestershire Cares brings businesses and other employers together with community groups and charities. Hinckley & Rugby volunteers also help local primary school pupils with numeracy as part of Cares’ Number Partners project and secondary school pupils with literacy in the Go for Reading scheme and preparing for the world of work via Interview Techniques sessions.
Hinckley & Rugby volunteers painting at Mencap in Hinckley