NEWS: August 2013 Community DIY SOS Project

Help needed!

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Kind hearted local businesses have dug deep into their pockets to help Southend Adult Community College redecorate their community café. The café is the main hub of the college and is open to members of the public as well as students and local employers. It was last decorated over 12 years ago and is looking tired, old and uninviting. The café is in desperate need of help!

With no budget available the College approached local businesses asking for donations of man power and materials to turn this tired, old and uninviting space into a vibrant and cheerful place that can be used by the local community.

Run by the local authority and based in the centre of Southend the College works with a wide range of organisations, young people who are not in education and training, apprentices, adults with learning disabilities, professionals and adults wishing to pursue interests and hobbies.

The College have been overwhelmed with the support received from local businesses who have all donated in a variety of ways; local businesses already committed to helping the College’s Community DIY SOS Project are Wickes (Rayleigh), Jewsons (Westcliff), Romana Ltd, Canvey Supply Ltd, Allen Brothers, Homebase (Rochford) Peas in a Pod, Pressi.co.uk, Garrii Bailey Hairdressers, E-Print, R B Emerson, CHC Construction, J A Cox and Lille Ann Design.

The real hard work will begin week commencing 19th August when a group of business and college volunteers meet to start decorating. Danielle Vaughan the driving force behind the project is still looking for businesses who would like to help with donations of paint (walls, woodwork etc.), tile paint, high bench tables, high stools for bench tables, commercial flooring and items to dress the room: e.g. oil skin / PVC table clothes, plants, pictures and a clock.

If you would like to get involved with this project in anyway please email daniellevaughan@southend-adult.ac.uk or telephone 01702 445733.

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