Monday, 23 October 2017

Volunteers help spruce up Chiltern Centre

A TEAM of volunteers from a gas and oil company spent a day renovating the Chiltern Centre for disabled children

A TEAM of volunteers from a gas and oil company spent a day renovating the Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley.

Fourteen members of staff at the BG Group in Reading spent their annual team-building day at the centre off Greys Road.

They repainted a seaside mural, sanded down and repainted benches, installed a new blackboard for the children and painted a shed.

BG Group secretary Steve Allen said: “Rather than drive fast cars round the countryside for a day, we wanted to establish a connection with the local community and give something back.

“The centre was very welcoming and I’m sure we will come back and do something else.”

The visit was organised by team administrator Joy Meaton, 64, from Earley.

She said: “We wanted to find somewhere that could do with our help and somewhere like this helps us establish a connection with children as well.

“This is the best thing we could have done because it connects you with the local community and makes you realise how fortunate you are.”

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