Power firm staff help Ipswich school project

Hazel Gudgin from Rushmere Hall Primary School (centre), with the UK Power Networks team (left to ri

Hazel Gudgin from Rushmere Hall Primary School (centre), with the UK Power Networks team (left to right) Siobhan Meehan, Michelle Dorrell, Tracey Elsey and Tottie Faragher Picture: UK POWER NETWORKS - Credit: Archant

Volunteers from UK Power Networks grabbed their paint brushes to help out at Rushmere Hall Primary School in Ipswich – injecting a burst of colour which the children loved.

The team from the company’s press office helped paint playground benches, fences and a pergola at the school in Lanark Road.

The school, which has 600 pupils, has raised more than £4,000 to buy playground equipment, but then needed the manpower to make its dream a reality.

Deputy headteacher Richard Smith said: “On a site this size our caretakers are busy every day and they have to prioritise jobs, so having volunteers to help is absolutely fabulous and it makes a massive difference.

“Before today this playground was just all green and brown. Now it has a real splash of colour and looks really good.”


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UK Power Networks gives all employees two paid days a year to volunteer in local communities.

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