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AmicusHorizon's DIY SOS volunteers reach their goal for Rye Bay Football Club!

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Work is carried out at Rye Bay Football Club Work is carried out at Rye Bay Football Club

AmicusHorizon volunteers have helped improve facilities at Rye Bay Football Club after a "stunning" makeover.

Ten proud participants took part in the housing association’s award winning DIY SOS project. They spent five weeks decorating the interior of the club in Winchelsea Beach.

They’ve brightened the club house with colourful designs, including painting large silhouettes of football figures on a newly plastered back wall.

Over 50 people, including families who are connected to the football club, attended a celebration event on Friday 25 July. The volunteers were also presented with certificates of achievement, fantastic home decorating kits and vouchers to use at Brewers Decorating Store.

The DIY SOS programme offers a group of unemployed and low waged volunteers the opportunity to learn DIY and decorating skills over a five week course.

Janet Tiltman, funding co-ordinator at Rye Bay Football Club, said she felt delighted that the club was chosen as a venue to decorate.

Describing the transformation, she added: "It’s quite stunning - the standard of the workmanship is outstanding. It has completely transformed the clubhouse, it’s now vibrant and inviting. Everybody has said it’s absolutely brilliant."

Since it started in January 2012, the DIY SOS programme has helped over 200 participants improve 11 community venues. The volunteers learn tips and techniques they can use at home and to gain employment. Participants can also come along to a week of taster sessions that include wallpapering, tiling, flooring and paint techniques. The project is funded by the Big Lottery and will be renovating a scout hut in St Leonards for its next community project.

For more information please call AmicusHorizon’s Sussex Community Development Team on 0800 121 60 60.

http://www.amicushorizon.org.uk/

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