Community Fence Painting

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Article 29: We should respect our environment.

Thank you to UK Land Estates for their support in helping us rejuvenate our outdoor area. Below is some of their article that they posted on their website – the full article can be seen by following the link at the end of this post.

A squad of volunteers swapped their office for a Gateshead playground this month (May 2024), brushing up on their decorating skills to brighten things up for youngsters.

UK Land Estates has supported South Street Primary School, in Deckham, with funding of £6,000 to help fund improvements to the outdoor play equipment, and the business was keen to help further.

Finance Director, Hazel Marchant, liaised with the school to organise a day of volunteering which saw a squad from UK Land Estates paint fencing, gates and a storage container.

“As a community-focused business, we strive to be good neighbours to the schools and organisations around us,” said Hazel.

“We are proud to sponsor South Street’s Greggs Breakfast Club, which ensures over 40 children get a hearty and healthy start to the day and when we heard of the impact Headteacher, Lynne Wales, had achieved in her 20 months at the school, we were keen to do more.

“Painting the fences and storage containers was a lovely experience, and everyone was so supportive as we worked – we even got lunch! We all look forward to working with the school in the future.”

The UK Land Estates painting team was made up of Hazel, accounts assistant Tracey Milne, asset management director David Finnigan and financial controller Marlane Brannan.

Lynne Hindmarch, of the Greggs Foundation, said: “We’re delighted when partners in our Breakfast Club programme go the extra mile. UK Land Estates supported one of our schools with an additional £6,000 in funding to help improve its outdoor area ahead of the summer. Staff even gave up time to paint the new outdoor space, which helps showcase the added value of the Breakfast Club programme, creating positive partnerships between schools and businesses looking to do more for schools in need a little extra help.”