Sweetpeas Children's Centre in Plymouth gets a makeover by NatWest staff


Sweetpeas Children's Centre in Plymouth gets a makeover by NatWest staff

Paintbrushes and sandpaper, rather than calculators and pens, were the order of the day for a team of NatWest Managers as they paid a visit to Barnardo’s Sweetpeas Children's Centre in Plymouth.

12 March 2012

The Centre was taken over by Barnardo’s six months ago and finding it in need of a revamp the Barnardo's team called on NatWest to see if they would be able to give them a helping hand. Matt Rawlings, NatWest’s local CEO for Plymouth was only too willing to help and rounded up his colleagues from across the South West to spend a day painting the centre.

Commenting on their experience, Matt Rawlings, NatWest’s local CEO for Plymouth, said: "It’s very important to us as a team that we are part of, and contribute fully to, the local community in which we all live and work – a commitment we have all signed up to in our Customer Charter. As a result being able to do something like this to help bring this commitment to life, for a local charity in need of some help, was fantastic and we have all taken away a great feeling of achievement."

Wendy Johnson, Barnardo’s strategic children’s centre manager, said: "We are sincerely grateful for the generous time and effort of the NatWest volunteers. Thanks to their hard work, the building now offers a brighter and fresher environment which will hopefully encourage even more families to seek support if needed."

Anyone who would like to find out more about the services offered by Sweetpeas Sure Start Children’s Centre or how they can help, can contact them on 01752 290559 or visit www.plymouth.gov.uk.

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