Last week, members of our National Housing Prime team in the South East used their volunteering day to join forces with colleagues from Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and supply chain partner, Bell Group, to brighten up the Station Nursery at RMS Sandhurst. Little Sandhurst Nursery is an important facility for local Service families and provides care for children aged between two and five years old. Over the last few years the station nursery had become tired and a little ‘uninspiring’ for the children who regularly attend the daily sessions.
Once the team had assessed the project, it soon became apparent that the nursery would require more than just a lick of paint to bring it back to life, so a team of fourteen willing volunteers put together a plan of action whereby the team would spend four days at the nursery with a minimum of five volunteers in attendance per day. The work was also planned during the children’s Easter break so that the nursery would be empty during the refurbishment and would be ready for when they were due back.
PowerMac, contractors for our projects team, and their paint supplier, PPG Ltd, generously provided all of the paint and materials that were needed for the job and our team set to work. Between them, they prepared and painted the entrance hall, the kitchen, the ‘quiet’ room and the main teaching hall. They also cleaned around forty heating covers that were very old, grubby and dated and painted each one bright white. They then gave the whole place a good clean and made it look lovely for the teachers and children who returned to school this week.
We are passionate about supporting the military community and actively encourage our staff to volunteer in local projects that help to improve the facilities for the Service families that live on the Estate we maintain. We offer all staff one day a year to carry out volunteering work within their local community.
Chris Jackman, Station Staff Officer at RMS Sandhurst, was delighted with the refurbishment and said, “Thank you to those at CarillionAmey who volunteered their time to come and decorate Sandhurst Station Nursery. We’re also grateful for the donation of the materials needed to undertake the work. The redecoration has made a huge difference to the nursery. It is now much cleaner and brighter and is certainly a better place to work and play. Once again, thank you for all of your time and effort.”