A lockdown project to refresh an educational site received a huge helping hand from Loughborough Brewers Decorator Centre.
The Loughborough Inclusion Partnership (LIP) supports a number of schools within the area to engage secondary students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs who may be struggling to access a mainstream curriculum. Lisa Buxton of LIP reached out to her local Brewers store for support when the team decided to decorate their site at Loughborough College in August.
‘It was perfect timing,’ said store manager Jenny Fraser-Wright. ‘We were just in the process of sorting through our mistints and damaged tins, so we were able to donate all from this year. Lisa presented us with a list of what they were hoping to decorate and we advised on what finishes were needed for certain surfaces.’
Around 90 litres of paint, including Johnstones Trade, Albany, Little Greene and Dulux Trade were donated. They were used to decorate the interior and exterior of the educational site, including classrooms, a science laboratory and food-technology kitchen.
‘The whole team at LIP were incredibly grateful for the donation, and we were happy we could help,’ said Jenny. ‘They’ve visited several times since to purchase goods and update us on their progress. One time they delivered a humongous jam and cream sponge to say thank you, which went down an absolute treat!’
‘Brewers’ donation has made a huge difference,’ said Hannah Patient, Provision Lead at LIP. ‘We’re a non-profit organisation, so this donation has meant that more vital money goes directly towards supporting the students. A very big thank you!’