Progress to Excellence support community hall revamp. Back

Progress to Excellence support community hall revamp. Staff from Progress to Excellence swapped suits and laptops for overalls and paint brushes to give a makeover to a Birkenhead community hall.

The workforce took part in a volunteer day to revamp Albany Hall where charity Involve Northwest runs its community-based activities for adults and young people in Tranmere and Rock Ferry.

Closing the business down for a day, managing director, Sandra Kirkham said: “Projects such as this are part of our company ethos – it’s all about us giving something back to the area where we operate.

“Volunteering not only gives staff a chance to develop themselves but also by being in situations out of their comfort zone, it helps to broaden their horizons – as well as being a load of fun too.”

In addition to redecorating the inside of the hall, the Progress to Excellence team revamped the outside of the building in Albany Road, planting containers, renovating raised beds and painting railings.

Justine Molyneux, Involve Northwest’s chief executive, said: “As a charity, we are always facing issues to raise the necessary funds to continue or develop our services. Our community hall in Tranmere has been a key service for more than 15 years, providing a focus for community groups and which is also the hub of our popular youth clubs.

“The support of Progress to Excellence and its volunteers has been invaluable in giving the hall a much-needed makeover, something we have simply not been able to afford to do ourselves.”