Volunteers spruce up Mencap offices in St Leonards

The volunteers who took part in the makeover
The volunteers who took part in the makeover

VOLUNTEERS from housing association AmicusHorizon gave the Hastings and Bexhill Mencap Society building a makeover.

The dedicated team of 14 spent five weeks brightening up the St Leonards venue, which supports local people with learning disabilities.

Their work included painting all the walls and ceilings in the community hall, decorating the kitchen area and removing and replacing dado rails.

A celebratory lunch with Mencap members was then held to mark the volunteers’ achievements.

They were presented with certificates of achievement, home decorating kits and vouchers to use at Brewers Decorating Store.

AmicusHorizon’s DIY SOS programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, offers a group of unemployed and low-waged volunteers the opportunity to learn DIY and decorating skills and techniques over a five-week course.

Pauline Fletcher, CEO of the Hastings and Bexhill Mencap Society, said: “I think the standard of work has been really high and very professional. They’ve all worked extremely hard.”