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Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Communities

Kier Stoke gives Swan Bank a makeover Kier Stoke gives Swan Bank a makeover

Swan Bank Church Hall spruced up by Kier Stoke volunteers

Swan Bank Church in Burslem has been given a makeover by employees from Stoke-on-Trent’s repairs and maintenance provider, Kier Stoke, who donated their time to update the church’s décor using materials provided free of charge by the firm.

The church hall took half a day for the Kier volunteers to redecorate and they were rewarded for their generosity by Reverend Ashley Cooper, with bacon sandwiches! Using equipment provided by Kier Stoke the team erected tower scaffolding and large platforms to paint the hall.

Kier Stoke head of operations, Richard Wall, said: “Kier is committed to helping the communities in which it works. The church hall is a focal point for the local community to come together and we’re happy to have been able to contribute towards the running of this great facility.”

The church’s need for redecoration was highlighted to Kier Stoke by Business in the Community business connector for Burslem and Middleport, Elaine Le Montais. Business in the Community aims to encourage businesses to support regeneration in Middleport and Burslem leading to increased employment opportunities and attracting new business.

The community project involved Kier employees Gary Turner; Martin Heath; Steve Davies; George Leeming; Mark Gwilt; Eddie Chesters; Russ Simms; Matt Hall and Phil Lovatt.

This is the latest community initiative backed by Kier Stoke, following its recent work at Hanley Nature Reserve where colleagues volunteered to resurface the limestone footpaths and refurbish a number of benches.

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