Bank staff spend a day renovating charity’s premises

The team of staff at the Seaview Project

The team of staff at the Seaview Project

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A GROUP of staff gave up their time to decorate the offices of the Seaview Project, a drop-in centre for the homeless in St Leonards.

Ten Lloyds TSB staff from Hastings painted the rather tired walls with paint discounted from Brewers by 50 per cent, with the bank paying the other half.

Director Paul Meredith said: “We wanted to give something back to our local community where there was a real need.

“These guys work tirelessly with those unfortunate not to have a home of their own.”

The team carried out the renovations on Friday, May 17, the national day for volunteering where more than 12,000 people across the UK from up to 300 different businesses gave up a day of their time to make a difference in their local communities.

On any given day up to 100 homeless people use the Seaview facilities where they offer hot meals, washing facilities and importantly advice on how to secure somewhere to live.

More volunteering projects will be organised throughout this year by business connector, Ian Noble, who is on secondment to the charity Business in the Community from Lloyds.

Any charitable project where a team of volunteers is welcome can contact Ian on ian.noble@bitcconnect.org.