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Volunteers give charity centre a makeover

Tuesday 8th July 2014

 TEAM of volunteers from DSH Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in Maidstone swapped their balance sheets for dustsheets and gardening gloves to take on a DIY challenge for a local charity.

MCCH provides a range of services for local people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or autism, some of which are delivered through its Live It Well centre in Holland Road, Maidstone. The building was due for a much-needed makeover and DSH stepped up to the challenge.

Tax manager Stephen Metcalf said: “It was great to get out of the office for a day and do something completely different, especially when it makes such a difference to other people. The reaction of surprise and delight from the centre staff when they saw the finished result more than made up for all the hard work.”

The teams tackled interior decorating and clearing and re-planting the overgrown garden. 

Emma Cassley, fundraising manager for MCCH said: “We’re really grateful for all the hard work and commitment the DSH team put in. Thanks to them, the centre is a much more welcoming place for the people we support.”

Pictured from left are Stephen Metcalf; David Lawrence, Marisa Durling, Georgina Evans, Ann-Marie Langley, Pat Brooks, Martin Dane, Jayne Brand and Alice Bartholomew