Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quite busy. One of the leading principles of our company is a dedication to helping local and worthwhile causes. It fits nicely alongside our commitment to high-quality products and achieving complete customer satisfaction.
It’s especially exciting when all these principles are able to come together. Recently, we sent some of our team to visit a number of charities and organisations around Kent to assist with their DIY needs. We were able to donate a wealth of free paints, oils and preservers, as well as offering doses of our expert advice.
Charities and Organisations
A large number of our product donations went towards treating and finishing interior and exterior surfaces, with the type of material mainly consisting of wood. The organisations were even kind enough to give our team a tour around each location.
- Demelza Children’s Hospice – Sittingbourne
Demelza Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne features a number of exterior buildings, with fencing and cladding prominent. The highly protective nature of our oils is especially helpful to their huge, wooden children’s play area and ensures playtime comes without unnecessary headaches and repairs, while a splash of paint also works to add a positive touch of vibrancy and colour to the location. Oh to be a kid again.
- Kent Sheds – Paddlesworth
Furthermore, Kent Sheds is a brilliant charity that’s based on the International Men’s Sheds model. It’s located in Paddlesworth and teaches woodwork for the retired and people dealing with mental health issues. A truly worthwhile cause and an especially fitting location for our product donations. Incidentally, the famous Pilgrims Hospice will soon be setting up another Kent Sheds project of their own!
- Port Lympne Animal Park – Lympne
On that note, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a kid or an adult, we all love the zoo. In consideration, our donations also went towards restoring exterior fencing at Port Lympne Animal Park, a zoo run by the Aspinall Foundation. The wildlife charity was founded in 1984 and also runs Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne, Canterbury.
Port Lympne features some spectacular lodges that are available to guests to rent out for a stay. Our products will be utilised there too. What better way to wake up in the morning than with a giraffe outside your window?
- Wildwood Trust – Herne Common
Wildwood Trust is located in 40 acres of woodland just outside the old city of Canterbury. It was opened in 1999 as a centre for the conservation of British wildlife from the past and present, going on to be registered as an official charity in 2002.
Our preservers will be particularly useful out here in nature, with many of our range being perfectly safe for both animals and humans when dry. These donations will help to protect enclosures for the foreseeable future, ensuring the safety of both guests and the animals they hope to witness.
- Harcourt Primary School and The Acadamy Secondary School – Folkestone
Lastly, our donations have also gone towards assisting with general maintenance needs at two schools in the local area, Harcourt Primary School and The Acadamy Secondary School. With a bit of luck, our donations will help to contribute positively towards a kids education.
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