In July 2022, teams from ISG and CJ Decorators packed up their paintbrushes and headed over to the Tresham Centre for Disabled Children & Young People to brighten up the walls ahead of their summer play scheme.
The Tresham Centre provides short breaks to families in Westminster with disabled children between the ages of 5 and 18. The centre is open 7 days a week during term time and 5 days a week throughout school holidays, offering play schemes for children and young people outside of term.
The Tresham Centre recently moved to a temporary location. The new building has lots of space for the young people to enjoy, however it was in desperate need of a lick of paint and a bit of care to really brighten up each room. ISG are currently completing a local project fitting out the Bridgepoint office at 5 Marble Arch, and wanted to use their skills to benefit the community.
Alongside their trade partner CJ Decorators, ISG volunteers conducted site visits to review and measure up the space, then completed the painting over three days in July. The volunteers kindly donated all paint, brushes, rollers and supplies used, and between them contributed over 120 hours of their time freshening up the centre. Colleagues were given the considerable task of painting four large zones (each catering to a particular age range or group of children), in addition to a soft play room. The volunteers not only managed to complete all of the rooms requested, they finished with time to spare so turned their hands to painting the staff toilets too!
The Tresham Centre’s temporary premises now look bright, clean and welcoming for the children attending their summer play scheme this year. Young people will use the space for sensory games, workshops and dressing up. This project was a wonderful opportunity for colleagues working locally to use their skills and contribute their time to the Marble Arch community. If you feel inspired by the fantastic work of our volunteers, get in touch with our Community Programme Manager to see how you can get your team involved.