Apprentices give back to community

A group of our apprentices volunteered a week of their time to give a local community centre a face lift.

They volunteered their time through our Aster Foundation volunteer programme to paint and decorate Park District Community Centre in Weymouth. The centre is a popular hub used for a range of community activities including toddler’s clubs, table tennis and chess groups.

 The paint for the project was donated by one of our suppliers, local building merchant Bradfords Building Suppliers.

John Morse is chairman of the community centre. He said: “We have wanted to refresh our community centre for several years, so to have the Aster apprentices come in and decorate for us was fantastic. We are also grateful to Bradfords for providing the paint.

“We want our community centre to have a modern feel where people of all ages in our community will want to get involved.”

Will Green, apprentice carpenter was part of the team involved. He told us, “'It was a real privilege to be able to help the team and restore a valued space in the heart of the community. Thanks to our volunteer programme, we were able to update the hall with a much needed fresh and modern look, ready for all the activities which take place each week. It was great to see everybody’s happy faces when we’d finished.”

Cam Kinsella, Aster Foundation said: “The Park Community Centre is a vibrant and thriving hub which is in the heart of a community where we have strong local relationships. The volunteer team keep this centre alive with an incredible amount of activities and initiatives all aimed at bringing the local community together and giving them a space to call a second home. 

“Giving the space some TLC through our volunteering programme and with support from Bradfords, means we are able to play a small part in making the Park Community Centre volunteers and community feel valued for the great environment they have created.” 

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