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Paint scheme launch creates a big splash in Greenbank
YOUNGSTERS donned their overalls and grabbed their brushes to add a splash of colour to Greenbank Community Hub as Cheshire’s affordable paint recycling scheme was launched.
The Community RePaint scheme is a national initiative aimed at helping families, communities and charities purchase and recycle paint more affordably – reusable and leftover paint is distributed for a small donation.
Furniture and social enterprise charity Changing Lives in Cheshire, in partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust, will run the Cheshire section of the programme.
Georgia Winstanley, community engagement officer for the Trust, was delighted with the work of the youngsters and hopes people will be encouraged to come and see what the RePaint scheme has to offer.
“It was great to see people from the local community coming to the launch to donate and buy paint,” she said. “The youngsters did a fantastic job.”
Visitors to the launch were entered into a prize draw to have a room in their home decorated and free decorating kits were given to those who signed up to become a Community RePaint volunteer.
Changing Lives in Cheshire chief executive Gary Cliffe said: “The project is off to a brilliant start and we hope that with the support of local people we can create a successful social enterprise that will benefit the whole community.”
The scheme accepts all brands and types of paint as long as the quality has not been damaged.
To get involved visit Greenbank Community Hub, email CLIC at email@example.com or call Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s Neighbourhoods Team on 0300 303 9848.
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