Gordon Brown paints the town!

18/10/2006 Return to news archive

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown. has been helping out with the painting of a ‘sea themed’ mural at the Allexton Youth and
Community Centre in Leicestershire. The mural, amongst other redecoration projects, was painted as part of the Challenge Programme run by FOCUS, a charity working with disabled and young people. 

Students from a local school took part in the Challenge Programme and helped to renovate and redecorate three community buildings. A visit was arranged for Gordon Brown and Patricia Hewitt to see the good work that the Challenge Programme has done which ended up with Gordon helping out with some of the painting!

The paint used on the project was donated by Community RePaint Leicestershire, run by Blaby District Council. The council collects paint from a local household waste recycling centre where residents can donate their unwanted, reusable paint. This is then sorted and stored ready for use by the community and voluntary sector.

This project is a great example of how Community RePaint can help make a difference to the local community whilst protecting the environment by keeping a valuable resource out of landfill. We would love to hear from you if your Community RePaint scheme has a similar story you would like to share!

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown. has been helping out with the painting of a ‘sea themed’ mural at the Allexton Youth and
Community Centre in Leicestershire. The mural, amongst other redecoration projects, was painted as part of the Challenge Programme run by FOCUS, a charity working with disabled and young people. 

Students from a local school took part in the Challenge Programme and helped to renovate and redecorate three community buildings. A visit was arranged for Gordon Brown and Patricia Hewitt to see the good work that the Challenge Programme has done which ended up with Gordon helping out with some of the painting!

The paint used on the project was donated by Community RePaint Leicestershire, run by Blaby District Council. The council collects paint from a local household waste recycling centre where residents can donate their unwanted, reusable paint. This is then sorted and stored ready for use by the community and voluntary sector.

This project is a great example of how Community RePaint can help make a difference to the local community whilst protecting the environment by keeping a valuable resource out of landfill. We would love to hear from you if your Community RePaint scheme has a similar story you would like to share!