Volunteers give Putney church hall new lease of life

A well-used community hall in Putney has been given a new lease of life – thanks to hardworking volunteers from a local decorating and DIY specialist.

Colleagues at Leyland’s Putney store rolled up their sleeves and spent four days cleaning, sanding and painting the hall at St Margaret’s Church on Putney Park Lane.

The venue is used extensively throughout the week as a nursery and for Brownies, ballet, kickboxing and private functions.

The four-strong Leyland team got involved as part of the business’ commitment to giving all employees a paid day off each year to help good causes in the community.

Lee Brindley, store manager at Leyland Putney on Upper Richmond Road, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to help revitalise the community hall, which is well-loved in the local area.

Volunteers give Putney church hall new lease of life
Volunteers giving Putney church hall new lease of life

“It looks so much better than it did and will be a huge boost for everyone that uses it.

“We scrubbed down the walls with sugar soap and then painted with three coats of brilliant white.

“There is also a long wooden cabinet that runs the full length of the hall. We sanded that down and treated it with primer, undercoat and eggshell.

“We’ve had a great time doing it and have bonded as a team.”

The Leyland quartet was made up of Lee, Tony Margerrison, Oskar Walek and Douglas Runebjork.

Leyland also donated the materials for the makeover project, including paint brushes, gloves, roller trays and scuttles, masking tapes, plastic protective sheeting, sandpaper.

Jonathan Crane, a member of St Margaret’s Church parochial church council (PCC), thanked Leyland for its generosity.

He said: “The community hall was built in the 1970s and hasn’t been painted many times since.

“The team has been really fantastic. The hall looks so much better now.

“We’re a very lively church but, like all churches, we’re short of money. We completed some work on the main church building recently but just didn’t have any money left to look at the hall.”

Leyland has 33 stores in prominent locations across London, stocking a comprehensive range of thousands of products across all departments, including paint and decorating essentials, building materials, electrical fittings, tools and plumbing equipment.

Some of the biggest and best-known DIY brands are available at Leyland SDM, including Farrow & Ball, Tesa, Bahco, Bosch, Purdy, Dulux Trade, Leyland Trade, Stanley, Ronseal and DEWALT.

Visit www.leylandsdm.co.uk for more information.

A newly decorated church hall

Posted Feb 26, 2024 | 1 comment

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  1. Zoeypenelope

    was made up of Lee, Tony Margerrison, Oskar Walek and Douglas Runebjork. Leyland also donated the materials for the makeover project, including paint brushes, gloves, roller trays and scuttles, masking tapes, plastic protective sheeting, sandpaper. Jonathan Crane, a member of St Margaret’s Church parochial church council (PCC), thanked Leyland for its generosity. He said: “The community hall was built in the 1970s and hasn’t been painted many times since. The team has been really fantastic. The hall looks so much better now. We’re a very lively church but, like all churches, we’re short of money.

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