Seddon volunteers help revamp Samaritans Solihull branch


The Samaritans team at the Solihull branch recently received some help of their own when Seddon completed some voluntary painting and decorating work as part of their social value pledges in relation to the company’s work with client West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service.

Every six seconds, the Samaritans respond to a call for help. With a network of 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland, the charity reaches more than half a million people through work in local communities annually.

Mark Curtis and Geoff Green of Seddon’s painting division carried out 6 days’ painting works throughout the Solihull Samaritans branch, including the renovation of the ceilings, walls, door frames, kitchen, operations room and main staircase.

Because of the round-the-clock nature of the charity’s work the team ensured high levels of flexibility and consideration were employed during the hours they were onsite, for which the organisation was very grateful.

“I can’t thank the Seddon team enough for the work they have carried out for us,” said Michele Pym, director at Solihull Samaritans. “They have been so helpful and accommodating and we’re delighted with the final outcome.”

“It’s important that both our volunteers and callers feel calm and welcome when they come into the branch, and this revamp will massively contribute towards creating the desired positive environment.”

Paul Allcote, Contracts Manager at Seddon, said: “This has been a really rewarding project to work on because in the communities where we operate we like to support organisations, such as The Samaritans, to help them provide the best service they can.  I am glad to say that this particular job went very well with everyone at Solihull Samaritans making us very welcome and being great clients to work for.”

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