Since establishing Community RePaint Bromley in 2012, give2give have been putting the paint supply to great use within the community.

Mickleham Way Allotments approached give2give for some support in refurbishing their community allotment building, trading hut and toilets. The buildings had been well used for many years and as can be seen from the picture were in desperate need of a facelift.  They were the first group to contact give2give since they had joined the national Community RePaint Network and they were happy to be able to provide enough paint to complete the job.

The before and after pictures speak for themselves…….what a difference!

give2give also joined forces with the Old Wilsonians Sports Club to help out with their ‘club force renovation’ weekend.  The aim of the club force event is to complete jobs such as repair work, painting, decorating and general improvements to sport club facilities in order to make them more welcoming for existing and new members.

On a cold but sunny day in April, two give2give representatives started work on decorating the newly installed ladies changing rooms. give2give were able to supply 100 litres of paint, and give the changing rooms, toilets and shower area the finishing touches they needed. A day of glossing and emulsioning later, and the changing area was revamped and ready for use.

And on a sweltering summer day in July Sandra from give2give, along with Lynn Walsh (Community Involvement Officer for Keniston Housing Association) and Anne (volunteer caretaker), set to work to smarten up the busy and well-used Keniston Housing Association ‘Darrick Wood Community Centre’ in Orpington.

All the interior walls and doors of the community hall were repainted, and give2give were further able to help by providing 22½ litres of paint from the Community RePaint scheme. The hall now looks cleaner and brighter, and is ready for a new lease of life.

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