Paint brushes at the ready in Cheltenham!

Phone lines open on Wednesday 17 May at 1pm.  Please call 07799 476519 to book.  

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by looking at the key at the bottom.  Plus, if available, click the photo link for your challenge to view your potential project.

 

001 Looking at things with fresh eyes

Challenge group size:    S

County Community Projects (CCP)

What's the challenge?

CCP exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by preventing homelessness, strengthening families and promoting independence.

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They have a meeting room approx 15ft x 9ft which needs a makeover. Someone who is handy at DIY is needed to fill some holes and a large dent in the doors and then they need to be painted in the same colours as the walls, which also need a fresh coat. There is also some wires which need hiding in some plastic conduit to tidy it up. The existing table is also not suitable so they have asked, if possible, for an oval table to sit up to 6 people and also a small corner desk. Photos >

 

 

002  Movin' on up

Challenge group size:  L

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

What's the challenge?

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) provides free, confidential, emotional support, advocacy and information to female victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.

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They are due to move to new and bigger premises in early May and would like help from a team of approx 10-12 to brighten up 3 small rooms, a hallway and their main therapy room with more welcoming colours.  This would ideally be in June, include painting, new soft furnishings and maybe some inspirational words on the walls. If possible (but not essential) there are also some wires which need boxing in, in the therapy room, if anyone has woodwork skills. The rooms will be cleared prior to the team's arrival. Photos >

 

 

   

003  Give it some wellie!

Challenge group size:  S

St Thomas More Nursery & Pre-School

What's the challenge?

St Thomas More Nursery is a community children's nursery in the heart of Hesters Way serving children and their families who live in the area.

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They currently have over 70 pairs of wellies kept inside and would love to have a couple of wellie racks built which would also enable them to be stored outside. This would suit some budding carpenters! Photos >

 

 

 

 

 

004  The Great Outdoors

Challenge group size:    M

St Thomas More Nursery & Pre-School

What's the challenge?

St Thomas More Nursery is a community children's nursery in the heart of Hesters Way serving children and their families who live in the area.

 

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They would love to make more use of their garden if a team could make and build the following:  4 x 1 mtr square plywood blackboards attached the fences, 2 x 2mtr square raised herb/flower beds and a gazebo with bench seating for 8 small children. Photos >

 

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005  Peace of Mind

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Mind (new Gloucester location)

What's the challenge?

Swindon Mind is a mental health charity . They are in the process of opening up a Wellbeing House in Gloucester for people in the Gloucestershire area that need additional support around their mental health and wellbeing needs through short term accommodation, support, therapy and advice.

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On the top floor of their new premises in Gloucester, they have 4 large rooms approx 12ft x 15ft which they would like to turn into therapy rooms. This challenge is to paint 1 or 2 rooms and add curtains/blinds, lights and pictures. A bonus would be to carpet the rooms to finish them off but is not essential if budget does not allow. Photos >

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006  Upping the game!

Challenge group size:  M

The Ridge Academy

What's the challenge?

The Ridge Academy works with children who have social, emotional and mental health needs and a large proportion come from deprived backgrounds. The school has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and challenges every pupil to aspire and achieve to their full potential.   

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The school would love the games room (roughly 20ft x 12ft) to be updated by repainting the walls and doors in pastel colours.  They would also like a mural on one wall which would be agreed with the school and the children.  In addition, if possible, they want to replace the existing chairs with a large sofa or two smaller sofas to seat up to 6 children. This challenge would need to be completed during the school holidays. Photos >

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