Paint brushes at the ready in Swindon! We have three great hands-on projects for you.

Phone lines open on Wednesday 23 May at 9.30am.  Please call 01793 406004 and select option 1 to book.  

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

200  Don't gloss over this

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Women's Aid 

What's the challenge?

Swindon Women's Aid provides support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse, by providing an Emergency Helpline, refuge accommodation and outreach support.

Website                                    

They are looking for your support to help decorate the flats and communal areas in the Refuge. There are 22 flats (ranging from 1 to 3 bed properties) plus communal areas in total. All the residents, both current and future, will benefit from your help. Their young people are working with an art organisation to make areas of the unit brighter and more welcoming. They would like a team to link up with this project to decorate the main games/meeting room area of the unit, possibly to prepare it for the young people's artwork to be displayed.

201 Coffees all round!

Challenge group size:  L

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

What's the challenge?

SAM provides a free, independent and accessible advocacy service in Swindon. Their services are available to people with a learning disability and high functioning Autism and Asperger’s.
Advocacy enables individuals to; access and understand information, learn about their rights and how to exercise them, consider options and make informed decisions, have a voice heard in a statutory process and to have a voice heard in a general life issue. Photos >

Website

Help one of our new local charity partners spruce up their new premises. Give them a hand repainting and refurbishing one of the main large community cafe rooms for their members.   The room will need repainting, drapes and a small amount of carpentry work. 

You might even want to join this up with challenge no 203 in the Gardening Section!

202 DIY Therapy

Challenge group size:  F

Swindon Neuro and M.S. Therapy Centre

What's the challenge?

Swindon Therapy Centre is a registered charity that exists to provide help,friendship and proven therapies for people of all ages affected by M.S. and other neurological conditions. Photos >

Website                            

They are keen to ensure the upkeep of the centre and would love a team to help with some general maintenance including painting, carpet/window cleaning and gardening.