Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Revamp benefits everyone

A DAY centre for children on the autistic spectrum near Crazies Hill has had a revamp

A DAY centre for children on the autistic spectrum near Crazies Hill has had a revamp courtesy of about 85 volunteers.

Camp Mohawk hosted the group of staff from Ruscombe company Interserve as part of its Give a Day of Your Time event designed to provide team-building exercises and help worthy causes.

Materials worth £10,000 were donated by the firm.

The volunteers built a new wheelchair path, put in flower beds and information boards, erected fences and new gates, put woodchip down and carried out recladding and general maintenance.

Centre manager Luke Jansen said: “They worked incredibly hard and it’s phenomenal how much they got through and was fantastic to see their enthusiasm.

“We couldn’t survive without these community days — they are a chance to enhance the centre and make it so much better for our users.

“This was by far and away the biggest one we have had. We hope it could be the first of many.”

Amanda Cardall, of Interserve, said: “It was a fantastic experience for us all. The Give a Day of Your Time initiative is a way for Interserve staff to contribute.”

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