A Fitting Tribute To Beloved Painter And Decorator

November 13th, 2023

What better way to celebrate life than passing forward kindness. Brewers were honoured to be able to support this sentiment with the donation of a £250 voucher to East Kent College in loving memory of painter and decorator, Carl Richardson.

Carl unexpectedly lost his life in 2018 and his sister Stephanie has been fundraising ever since. Carl attended East Kent College’s painting and decorating course before starting his career, working for PDC Painting & Decorating Ltd whose owner Phil spoke very highly of Carl as a decorator and a lovely human being. 

Stephanie is exceptionally passionate about fundraising, so when she approached Brewers to find a way to support current East Kent College students, Area Development Manager, Shayne McCosh, agreed to support her as best we could.

Stephanie said: “The money raised will go to a student or students that show exceptional skill, determination, effort and competency as selected by their tutor. The money will be received in way of a Brewers voucher to help set them up with the tools, equipment and so forth that they may need to get into the industry that they have studied for.

People need opportunities and they need to be recognised, I hope this may do this. 

Carl loved his job, he was a perfectionist, he was hard working, and it was what he was good at. He didn’t enjoy school or academics but thrived in the painting and decorating world. He liked working with others who also took pride in their work. I hope there are some ready for a new term at college to whom, in Carl’s legacy, can benefit from this fundraiser and begin a career to which they will thrive and enjoy.”