‘The Hoose’ gets a makeover

Virgin Media staff get to work at 'The Hoose' in Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre
Virgin Media staff get to work at 'The Hoose' in Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre

Virgin Media staff in Bellshill have been entering into the spirit of the season.

A team based in Strathclyde Business Park spent a day out of their offices in Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre painting interior walls of ‘The Hoose’ resource centre.

Charged with brushes and rollers, and protected by overalls, the team covered all the walls and staircases in just a few hours.

The centre’s operations manager Irene Gibson grateful for all their help.

She said: “Our centre has a small team of staff and volunteers occupied with delivering services, he don’t have time or skills to make improvements needed.

“‘The Hoose’ resource centre is used by various groups for meetings and activities and the Virgin staff’s work has massively improved the spaces for these groups”.

Meanwhile the centre was awarded £1,000 from the Asda Foundation which it will use to help purchase materials for the afternoon craft classes.

The centre’s Christmas fair earlier this month raised a further £1,000.

Development officer Robert Piper said: “The day was a complete success, we had a lot of support from William Grant & Sons, Asda, John Clarks, Warburtons and many more.

“We wish to thank everyone who helped make the day possible and wish them all success in the New Year.”

To volunteer at the centre or just find out what’s on, call 01698 842215 or visit www.oncbellshill.org.