On Wednesday 15th we were joined by a team of brilliant volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group who came down to Thistle to help us refresh our Garden Suite.
The Garden Suite is home to many of our activities including Thistle’s Shed, the Hobby Hut, Indoor Curling and Tai Chi and so brightening up this busy space will make a real difference and be appreciated by so many people we support!
We were also lucky enough to have paint for the project kindly donated to us from Dulux and rollers, trays and brushes generously donated from B&Q!
The group quickly got stuck in to painting the main communal spaces of the building, and were later joined by our work experience student and one of the Shedders who dropped by to help!
Volunteer Tai Chi instructor Margaret Hendry came in to lead a Tai Chi session, giving the team a well-deserved painting-break before lunch and the chance to try out this ancient form of martial arts.
After lunch everyone was back at it, giving the Garden Suite a second coat of paint.
By the end of the day the Garden Suite was much brighter and more inviting than it had been before being painted, and this morning the ladies of the Hobby Hut were delighted with their lovely bright surroundings!
A huge thank you to everyone who came along and gave their time and effort!