Community groups across the UK have been joined by Marks and Spencer volunteers this week, as a part of the #MarksInAction campaign with Neighbourly.

Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network (CCORRN) were joined by a team of nine Marks and Spencer volunteers, transforming the outside of their premises. A local artist Michelle Deyna-Hayward designed the piece, featuring a range of animals including unicorns, whilst also keeping the message of leftover paint clear. The enthusiastic volunteers spent the day filling in the design with bright colours, really brightening up the exterior. ALL of the paint used in the mural was from the scheme, so otherwise would have been wasted.

Reflecting on the mural Nikki DiGiovanni, Communications and Product Development at CCORRN said: ‘We are so pleased to have this support from Marks and Spencer. Their volunteers have allowed us to create a magical mural which we hope will spark local people’s imaginations’.

paint volunteers at Community RePaint Cambridgeshire Outdoor mural of a rainbow being painted by a volunteer.

The volunteers were taking part in Marks and Spencer’s ‘Making Every Moment Special’ programme, in partnership with Neighbourly, an online giving platform which connects charities, businesses and communities. It’s one of Marks and Spencer’s most ambitious volunteer programmes to date, mobilising over 5,000 staff members from over 640 stores across the UK and pairing them with over 580 charity events.

Stay tuned as we will be uploading more pictures and videos next week!

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