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A Tree in the Dining Room

posted 19 Jun 2014, 13:04 by Beechwood Huddersfield   [ updated 20 Jun 2014, 13:06 ]
Beechwood residents enjoy their newly decorated dining room thanks to volunteers 

Residents at Beechwood care home are enjoying their new-look dining room thanks to the efforts of volunteers. 
The area at the Leonard Cheshire Disability home, based in Edgerton, has been transformed.

Volunteers transform the dining room

It was decorated by volunteers from JLL, a leading global real estate consultancy firm which has offices in Manchester and Leeds. A total of 17 volunteers donned aprons and put their painting skills to the test.

They also created a mural of a ‘life tree’ which was given the thumbs up by the residents.
The day was arranged through Employee Volunteering, a not for profit organisation.

It provides volunteering experiences for every employee level within businesses right across the UK.
Gemma McCorkindale, volunteer coordinator at Beechwood, said: “The day was very well planned from start to finish.
“The residents and staff are truly delighted with the results.  I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success.”

Leonard Cheshire Disability supports thousands of disabled people in the UK and works in more than 50 countries.

The charity campaigns for change and provides innovative services that give disabled the opportunity to live life their way.

Reproduced from Huddersfield Daily Examiner article 18.03.14