The Brewers Foundation were delighted
to be able to support Thanet Trust by donating 32.5L of paint and a range of tools
and sundries to support their latest decorating project. As a registered
charity, Thanet Trust has been helping the residents of Thanet since 2002.
Their mission is the relief of poverty
among local, vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Through their work, they have
changed the lives of thousands of people. Their focus is on helping people into
work, helping hundreds of local people into jobs and training. They help people
raise their skills, gain qualifications, look for work and start their own businesses.
The training room before renovations.
The Thanet Trust multi-purpose
community centre has a diverse range of spaces and rooms catered to a wide
range of needs of the community. There are small rooms used for talking
therapies bringing serenity and focused healing, places for children to play
and classrooms buzzing with knowledge! They also have small offices that serve
as launchpads for aspiring local entrepreneurs, breathing life into the local
Thanet Trust were looking to refresh
this much-loved space and make more room for everyday activities. Before the work was undertaken, a large training room
had two entrances next to each other and a room divider, dividing the room into
two smaller rooms. This room divider was rarely used, as each room would only
be able to accommodate 5-6 people seated around one table. The room also had a
whiteboard which would be used for classroom training and as a projector
screen, which affected its clarity, especially during busy History Club
A new space has also been created for essential first aid equipment.
They wanted to remove the room dividers to create more
space. This task proved trickier than expected due to the sheer size and weight
of each divider. This stage of work also included a new wall being made
adjacent to the existing store cupboards in the room (which also resulted in a
new storage area outside this room). After a few coats of paint, this room is