Morrison Construction volunteers paint for charity

Forget TV star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Staff from Morrison Construction replicated the TV star’s sterling work with their own challenge to help brighten up the lives of the people attending the Centre for Mental Health Recovery, Inverness.

Published: 26 September 2017
Market: Communities

The community mental health service, which focuses on patient recovery and contains drop-in facilities for referred patients with mental ill-health, was selected as part of a volunteering initiative run by the construction firm.

A dozen members of staff from the Inverness-based company decorated two rooms at the NHS facility in Bruce Gardens as part of a team challenge to help the service users. The staff repainted the centre’s main common room, kitchen and wooden benches and planters in the garden area.

Jill Nielson, Deputy Manager of Centre for Mental Health Recovery, said: “Our sincere thanks go to all the Morrison volunteers for giving up a day to help redecorate at Bruce Gardens. The results are wonderful and will be enjoyed by everyone.”  

Sally Cooper, CSR Manager for Morrison Construction, said: “Morrison has a very progressive community initiative programme and this project is just one of the many local initiatives being carried out throughout the country, on a voluntary basis, by employees.

“The team has thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working on this project and is particularly heartened to understand the positive impact the refreshed facilities will play. It was hard work but buckets of fun too.

“Morrison works in the heart of communities providing vital services to people. This initiative is an opportunity to give something back to the community, the clients we serve and the neighbours we work beside.”

Morrison Construction through the employee volunteering programme provided its expertise and labour for free and enlisted its supply chain partners to donate materials.