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Power firm staff help Ipswich school project

PUBLISHED: 14:40 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 10 July 2018

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

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

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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.”

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


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