Charity centre’s new look thanks to supermarket
Supermarket workers gave up their time to give a charity’s learning centre a new lick of paint and redecoration.
Tesco workers from the Park Farm store gave up their Fridays to help Find a Voice refurbish its premises in Beaver Lane in South Ashford. The charity uses the premises to help adults with learning disabilities and also supports those who are not able to speak to communicate.
It includes those who may have been born with speech impediments, as well as those who have suffered a medical trauma or conditions such as dementia. The charity was awarded a £5,000 grant from Screwfix to complete the work, and Tesco Park Farm manager Nick Fox agreed to offer a maintenance team of volunteers to carry out the redecoration work which included Tommy Knight, Sean Smith, Steve Roach, Jade Farrin and Marie Russell.
Their efforts were completed with a party at the premises, attended by Ashford MP Damian Green, who has supported the charity for 20 years as a patron.
Find a Voice general manager Debbie Burden said: “It has made a huge difference. Everything looked so sad and outdated before but now it looks clean and welcoming.
“We’d like to say a big thankyou for their work.”
To find out more about Find a Voice visit www.findavoice. org.uk.
MP Damian Green with Park Farm Tesco staff who redecorated the premises of charity Find a Voice and Find a Voice staff Emily Weare and Sarah Young with clients Malcolm Hockley and Charlotte Redman