What should have been forest land at Western Primary School in Runcorn looked more like a jungle before our team from Halewood Paint swung in to save the day!
The land was donated to the school so they could gather round log fires, tell stories and get close to nature but some much needed TLC was in order before there were kumbayas around the camp fire.
The team got cracking building a pergola and creating pathways using logs and wooden beams so the children could enjoy the wildlife safely.
The team battled the elements with heavy rain and strong cold winds for four days but also managed to paint the forest shed, which is used as an outdoor classroom, and rebuilt a sand pit for the children.
They managed to clear a staggering four tons of garden waste whilst they were there which is more than an Evoque weighs!
Emma Rhoden, school rep, said: “Thank you for such a fantastic job you have all done! We are thrilled, and it looks amazing.”
The school were really pleased with the Paint shop team telling us they were friendly and professional throughout the week. Emma and the staff can’t wait to see the children’s reaction to their exciting outdoor space.
Thank you to, Ged Thurston, Russ Bolton, Ian Carrol, John Fitzhenry, Paul Lavelle, Steve Wooley, Nick Barnbrook, Dave Marnell, Paul Stockley, Lee Jackson, Anthony McDonald, John Forrester, Paul Hughes.
The Paint team were clearly on a volunteering roll - with another team visiting a charity shop for Halton Haven Hospice in Widnes.
The shop had been closed for a while due to lack of funding but the paint shop were there to give the front of the shop a new lick of paint, getting them ship shape for their grand reopening.
Shop manager Leanne said: “A massive thank you to the Paint Shop Team from Jaguar Land Rover for all their help, who spent four days painting the exterior of our shop and doing some other much-needed jobs.”
Ged Thurston project manager told us: “It was such a worthy cause, which touches many of us in our lives. The team did a brilliant job, and it looks great.”
Thank you to Lee Spike, Mike Condron, John Cook, Brendan Kavanagh, Alex Challinor