On November 24th our Communications and Public Affairs Team spent a very fulfilling day helping to decorate a children’s’ room at the White Lodge Centre, Chertsey. Jamie Pickles takes up the story:
“Paula Goodall came well prepared with some very fetching paper boiler suits and Martin Casey carefully completed the risk assessment in advance. We were met by the onsite maintenance man who showed us the two walls which needed painting. Tracey Neal quickly took up the roller and paint tray, and we all sang along happily to an eclectic mix of tunes on our iPhones, with sustenance kindly provided by Liz Young. After rapidly covering the walls with a fresh new coat, we enjoyed a lunch break in the Centre’s cafe, they then returned for a second coat of barley white and some more demanding eggshell on the warm radiators”.
Martin Casey, Director Comms & Public Affairs, commented: “It is so rewarding to spend time as a Team having fun and talking about everything other than work issues, whilst providing much-needed support to an excellent charitable organisation. We all came away feeling uplifted.”
White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, their families and carers in Surrey and throughout the surrounding areas. It specialises in care for those with a diverse range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. It costs over £2.5 million a year to run so relies on voluntary contributions to maintain its vital services.