Welwyn Garden City Tesco staff volunteer to paint for YMCA

PUBLISHED: 12:10 05 August 2012

Tesco volunteers at YMCA

Tesco volunteers at YMCA


STAFF from Tesco’s trading law and technical team volunteered to paint the corridors at WGC’s YMCA supported housing as well as the blackboards at the nearby Peartree Nursery.

All supplies, including paint and brushes, were sourced by Tesco, saving YMCA Central Herts “thousands of pounds in equipment and labour costs”.

Department director Carole Payne said: “Our team meets four times a year from offices in WGC, Scotland and Ireland to discuss our plans for the coming months.

“Tesco plays an active role in local communities across the country, so we searched for a local project we could have a positive impact on.

“We decided to help YMCA Central Herts supported housing, as it is an extremely important facility for the area.

“Working on this project is a real team building exercise as we are all out of our comfort zone, and pulling together to achieve fantastic results.

“It has been interesting to see the team members with an eye for detail!

“I would like to say special thanks to Michael Wood, operational standards manager, for organising 30 members of staff to take part and for sourcing the paint and equipment which was kindly donated by Tesco suppliers and contractors, AkzoNobel, Basebuild Services, Rentokil and KCR Building Services, to make all of this possible.”

Robyn Ellis, housing support manager for YMCA Central Herts, said: “We are hugely grateful to Tesco for choosing to support YMCA Central Herts as a local project.

“The work the team carried out has saved us thousands of pounds and will have such a positive effect on the 42 residents who stay in two of our three supported housing facilities.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Tesco and the whole team for achieving brilliant results and supporting the work we do in the community.”

■ YMCA Central Herts welcomes the offer of volunteer work from all organisations large and small.

A spokeswoman said: “It provides brilliant opportunities for team building activities, enhancing your local profile and promotion through YMCA publications and media.”

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