Bad weather doesn’t stop Bank of Scotland volunteers giving back to community

Volunteers from Bank of Scotland in Aberdeen

Employees from Bank of Scotland have been giving back to the local community by volunteering for Penumbra.

On Friday (30 June) staff from branches in Aberdeen travelled to Papermill Gardens, a housing support service for people with mental health difficulties.

The eight-strong volunteer team had planned to help at the service’s allotment, but bad weather forced a rethink.

Instead, the team got stuck into painting the accommodation at the service. Brushes and rollers in hand, they managed to redecorate four flats in one day!

If that was not enough, the Bank of Scotland team vowed to return in August to complete the allotment project.

Papermill Gardens Manager Dawn Rezin said the redecoration had given a boost to people supported by the service.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers that were here on Friday. The people we support were really excited that their flats were being redecorated. It is the first time I’ve seen people look pleased about unexpected bad weather in Aberdeen!

“Where you live has a big impact on your mental health, and I can see that the refresh has given the people we support a boost. We encourage people to make their flats their own, but we simply would not have been able to do all this redecorating if it wasn’t for the volunteers.”

Staff and people supported at Papermill Gardens have sent a card to the volunteers to thank them.


More information

For more information contact communications@penumbra.org.uk or visit the Papermill Gardens webpage.

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