Helping to paint our communities

It’s getting to that time of year……the stock take !!

Each year we find paint that is no longer of use for us but would always be able to used by people who need it most so it was a pleasure to see Dennis Graham, from Free For All Community Recycling, pop down to the office to see Contracts Manager Adam

Dennis said  “It’s now getting to be a yearly tradition whereby Story Decorating Group donate all their unused and surplus paint to Free For All Community Recycling. This year a full pallet and a half of useful paint was picked up by our volunteers from the Story depot, taken to the Free For All warehouse and stacked ready to be sorted for distribution to worthy causes, those suffering financial hardship and Community organisations.

Free For All is a non-profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers, here to help and provide items to our local community. Whilst 2020 has presented many challenges we have still been able to provide local people, in times of emergency, with items such as furniture, cutlery and other household goods when they were financially struggling. We have a store of items from paint to fabrics, furniture to children’s toys, and also have a supply of paper used by many for Wigton Carnival. Surviving on donations and local grants, we do our best to help our community. The donation of the paint from Story is incredibly important as it will help us to enhance the lives of the less well off in our society. Its a good use of paint that is no longer required by the contractor. We are also members of a national organisation called Community Repaint and will be recommending Story Decorating be acknowledged as a positive influence on good practice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support and look to a long and fruitful relationship with this caring and environmentally conscientious company.

We reopen on December 3rd and look forward to continuing our charitable work in our own community.”

It really is our pleasure and if you know of any organisations that may benefit from paint donations in these tough times, then please give our office a call, we may be able to bring a coat of happiness !!