Legal eagles help out local centres

Posted 24th October 2017

A team of more than 65 volunteers from local legal firm EMW Law in Knowlhill swapped their usual jobs for overalls last week when they spent a day sprucing up some of the council’s facilities for children, older people and people with learning difficulties.

EMW’s Real Estate team visited Petworth House in Great Holm, Whaddon Day Centre in Bletchley, Playzone Day Nursery at Hedgerows Family Centre in Netherfield and Windmill Children’s Centre in New Bradwell. The team building exercise saw them paint tired walls, improve outdoor areas, revamp seating, plant shrubs, and decorate and renovate areas to give them a new lease of life.

The team provided new furniture, soft furnishings, plants and equipment to make the centres more homely and welcoming. They even turned their hands to baking to create afternoon tea for the residents of Petworth House.

Aimee Barrable, Principal at EMW said: “It was easily the most rewarding team-building we’ve ever done as it was great to give something to the local community. We were delighted with the results and so happy to receive the great feedback from the centres.”

Andrea Natale, Adult Social Care Service Manager from Milton Keynes Council said: “We are so grateful for the work EMW have done for us. Their enthusiasm and hard work has made a real difference for those who use our centres, and we have had lots of comments about what a good job they’ve done. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to support us.”