Bankers moved into Hucknall’s John Godber Centre last week but it wasn’t to offer financial advice but to help with painting!
The group of business managers from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) offered their services as part of the bank’s community scheme which encourages employees to spend a day volunteering.
During their visit, they painted the downstairs bar and seminar room which are two of the centre’s smaller rooms used for meetings and private functions.
“The rooms sadly don’t have a window as they are underground and needed brightening up so the volunteers painted and glossed the woodwork to make them more appealing to users,” said a grateful centre manager, Kim Pears. “They also painted some of the outdoor pots in our new garden area which some of our volunteers are refurbishing at the moment.
“The centre relies on the kindness and time of volunteers to undertake repair and refurbishment work,” added Kim. “As a registered charity it helps keep the costs for the centre low and minimise our expenditure.”
It was Gordon Rodham who suggested the group spend their day in Hucknall.
“My mum attends the church here and mu daughter had her first birthday at the centre so I thought it would be a good choice,” he said. “It was a great day and although we all left tired, we felt we had contributed to the community.”