A team of volunteers from organisations including Styles&Wood, Havelock, ISG, Wates, Sharkeys, EC Harris and Lloyds Bank, will join forces and spend over a week refurbishing the much-loved Princess of Wales Centre in Sunderland, a day centre for people living with Alzheimer’s.

The green-fingered group, all part of the One Construction Alliance (OCA) – a group of property services businesses, which deliver retail and office interior refurbishment schemes across the UK for Lloyds Banking Group – will be renovating the facilities lounge and communal areas, sprucing up the centre’s gardens with new planters and creating a fully accessible garden with paths including seating and shaded areas to create an accessible, enjoyable space for visitors to come and grow flowers, fruit and vegetables.

With over 250 days of volunteer work from all the partners anticipated, together with donated materials, furniture, plants, paint, tools and everything required for a full blown construction project, the finished project will be the equivalent of a six figure spend.

John Paterson from Lloyds Bank said:

“Alzheimer’s Society is Lloyds Banking Group’s charity of the year and we are looking forward to being part of the team that will make such a difference to this centre. The individual volunteers have construction-related skills and will use those skills, together with the combined power of the OCA team to create a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the effectiveness of our partnership as well as leaving a legacy for the community.”

 

The full article can be viewed here  – http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2223

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