Housing staff give hospice a makeover
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Communities and also in Health, Housing
Halton Housing Trust staff painting the hospice
Halton Haven Hospice has been given a massive lick of paint thanks to staff from Halton Housing Trust.
In the past week, over 100 staff swapped their keyboards for paintbrushes to give the exterior of the hospice a complete makeover.
Using 60 cans of paint, the transformation finished one week ahead of schedule, after staff covered 760 square foot of walls in record time. Professional decorators from the Trust have now taken over to complete rendering work and specialist painting.
Local resident and Trust project officer Claire Nedugodan, helped to paint the hospice. She said: “It’s important for me to help the local community – it’s great to know that I’m helping such a worthwhile cause.”
Lee Jones, a quantity surveyor from Widnes, said: “I’m happy to help in any way I can. Everybody knows someone who has spent time at the hospice so it’s important to help.”
Halton Haven Hospice has been the Trust’s nominated charity for the past five years. As well as raising money, staff regularly volunteer at the hospice, offering practical help to a variety of projects. In March, staff painted the interior of the building, varnished outdoor furniture, installed a shower room and tidied the gardens. Many staff will also take part in December’s annual Santa Dash, braving wintery conditions to raise money for the hospice.
Ciaran Clotworthy, events manager at Halton Haven Hospice said of the makeover: “Once again, Halton Housing Trust has proven to be one of our greatest friends and supporters. Over the past two weeks they have given the Hospice a new lease of life, painting and pruning, giving the Hospice a much needed makeover.”
“We can’t thank the Trust enough and are extremely grateful to all the staff who volunteered their time and skills to rejuvenate the Hospice.”