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Chiswick Town Hall has been given a lick of paint as part of a project organised by the Amber Foundation and social entreprise VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) and supported by home improvement retailer Wickes.

The six young volunteers who carried out the work in the main hall are from the Amber Foundation, which helps young people who have experienced homelessness and unemployment get back on their feet, by providing a bespoke, practical programme of activities that help build their skill sets, qualifications and self-confidence. As a result of the work they did the Volunteers gained accreditations in Painting and Decorating which could help them get employment in the future.

The makeover, which was carried out in association with VIY, took place over five days (6 - 10 August) and involved painting and decorating the main hall in this listed building, restoring it back to its former glory.

The Wickes store in Ealing helped fund the project by donating all materials required and covering the cost of professional tradespeople as mentors on the ground.

Daniel Munn, Lead Mentor, said, “We’re delighted to be able to help with the project and see the volunteers take part and enjoy themselves in the process. The main hall looks brand new and it’s been a pleasure to teach the young group useful skills that will hopefully help them in their futures.”

Nicky Young, Amber Foundation Centre Manager, said, “It was great to see the young group roll up their sleeves and get involved in such a great project, whilst also learning valuable painting and decorating skills that can help them in the future.”

August 21, 2018

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