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‘Give a Week’ helps to transform local children’s hospice

David Allen Give a Week

[S]taff from a local accountancy firm have transformed the activity room at Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice during a week of volunteering at the local charity.

Over the course of the week staff from David Allen, along with the help of Bell Group Carlisle, decorated the room at Jigsaw with an exciting new paint scheme on the walls and the ceiling. The activity room is a popular place in the children’s hospice where a range of creative, fun and vibrant activities take place every day.

Natalie Bingham, Jigsaw Corporate Fundraiser, said: “The project itself was an idea by David Allen who wanted to ‘Give a Week’ of their time to volunteer on a specific project in Jigsaw. The activity room has been in need of decorating for quite some time so seemed like the ideal project. We approached PPG who supplied the paint free of charge and Bell Group UK helped us set up, prepare and paint the really high points on the ceiling. HSS Hire also provided scaffolding for free.”

Hannah Cundall, David Allen ‘‘On behalf of the team at David Allen I would like to firstly thank PPG for providing the paint and tools to allow us to complete the project and Bell Group UK for their amazing work on the blue sky and clouds that fills the roof space, and also to Jigsaw for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a great project.  We are very proud to have been involved with the Smoothie Bar redecoration, transforming the space for the children and young adults who spend so much time enjoying this room.  I hope everyone will agree we have created something special for them all, of which they can enjoy for years to come.’’

Mike Neile, Branch Manager, Bell Group UK said “We were delighted to work in partnership with David Allen to refurbish the Activity Room at Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.  We would like to thank our suppliers PPG and HSS Hire for supporting us with this project. As a business we are proud to support local organisations and it is important for our team to be able to give something back to the areas that they live. Yet again they have done an excellent job and they really enjoyed volunteering their time at Jigsaw Children’s Hospice”.

Guy Moffat Trade Direct Territory Manager at PPG, ‘‘It has been a pleasure helping out with the project at Jigsaw children’s hospice alongside Bell group and David Allen. All of us at PPG takes great pride in working alongside local businesses and charities to bring joy and happiness in whatever projects we get involved with.’’

Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice provides care, support and activities to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses. All the care, support and compassion are extended to the children and young adults family, friends and carers.

Corporate and community volunteering is a great way for employers, employees and groups of people to put something back into their local community and support Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. The charity will work together with local people to organise and deliver a programme that will be rewarding beneficial to both you and Jigsaw.

To find out more about making a difference by volunteering at Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice please visit or call 01228 817619.