Builders merchant Keyline, part of Travis Perkins, has helped pre-school toddlers in Swindon by helping transform their play area.
Staff at the company donated materials, and their time to complete the project in August as part of parent company Travis Perkins’ 1,000 Projects initiative.
The 1,000 Projects In 1,000 Places In 1,000 Days programme was set up by Travis Perkins to encourage its employees to volunteer their time and expertise for worthy causes in their community, creating a sense of community spirit.
Jason Southern, the branch manager at Keyline Swindon, said: “It was brought to my attention that the pre-school was struggling to complete its 2008 fundraising plan for a garden makeover; so I was keen to get the branch involved to help out in any way possible.
“Having given the garden a bit of attention, it has given us a great sense of achievement knowing that we’ve been able to give something back to our local community and make a difference.”
Sharon Smith, from the Hopscotch Fundraising committee, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed and delighted by the support offered by Jason and his staff at Keyline, as well as the help from Mathew Frost and his team from Frost Construction. “We’ve been struggling to raise money to complete this project all year and it wouldn’t have been possible without their help and support.
“The new play area looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing the children’s reactions when they return to school.”
The 1,000 Projects programme builds on the community work carried out by many branches, within the Travis Perkins Group, supporting community projects.