The Tree of Life Centre is an organisation that operates in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, where many of the postcodes are in the top 10% for deprivation in health, income and employment in the UK

As well as running a Community RePaint scheme, they also run many other valuable services for the local community. They look to make an impact on the living standards and longer-term life chances for the 250 people that walk through their doors daily, by also running a food bank, community library, clothes shop, community café, computer room and furniture reuse shop.

The centre had a very tired, unfit for purpose room that they wanted to develop into an area to create an inviting and welcoming space to run activities, workshops and classes. Through the International Giving Fund from Nordson Corporation, the Health and Wellbeing room was renovated using paint donated through Community RePaint and the hard work of five volunteers.

In the newly renovated wellbeing rooms, the centre runs a run a range of different activities to improve the health of the local community with activities including tai-chi, mindful colouring, craft groups, relaxation classes, senior lunch club and yoga. The classes are inclusive of all ages and all levels of mobilities are encouraged to attend meaning everybody can absorb the invaluable skills provided in the centre.

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