Volunteers decorate Potters Bar theatre
PUBLISHED: 18:17 10 September 2010
A POTTERS Bar theatre has been brightened up – thanks to charitable workers at one of the UK’s leading energy companies.
Staff from EDF Energy’s Potters Bar offices spent a day last week redecorating the Wyllyotts Theatre – just over the road from the company’s offices in Darkes Lane.
The 15 volunteers completely repainted the theatre foyer, as well as three meeting rooms and the hallways, all as part of the energy giant’s Helping Hands programme, which allows employees to spend two days of company time each year getting involved in community based activities.
Neil Clarke, EDF’s East of England regional manager for highway services, said: “We invited people to come to us out of the community and suggest projects we could get involved in to improve the area.
“Our offices are opposite the Wyllyotts Theatre, and we use this building all of the time for meetings. My team always use this place. We’re really pleased to help a charity like the Wyllyotts Theatre.”
Wyllyotts Theatre manager Ginny Williams said: “We wanted to paint the theatre but we didn’t have the time or the money. EDF phoned and said they were doing their Helping Hands project and offered to come and do a painting day.
“It’s absolutely fantastic.
“Without EDF, we wouldn’t have found the time to redecorate.”
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