Crown Paints is continuing to invest in its local communities by donating products and services to projects across the country.
The company’s Blackburn Crown Decorating Centre took on the Community Challenge set by Burnley-based window and door systems company, VEKA Group, to help create an innovative new library for Whittlefield Primary School.
Whittlefield School’s project was selected after winning a popular vote in the Community Challenge competition, which was run in partnership with regional radio station 2BR.
The bus was decorated with characters and scenes from children’s stories. The Crown Decorating Centre donated dozens of litres of paint in nine different colours, which 45 volunteers used to completely transform the bus in just five weeks.
Commenting on the project, VEKA’s marketing director Dawn Stockell comments: “Along with VEKA’s time, suppliers like Crown have also been incredibly generous and donated products and services worth over £25,000 to create a welcoming and inspiring space. We hope the children enjoy it for many years to come.”
Crown Paints’ Carlisle Crown Decorating Centre has also recently supported a unique Remembrance Day project in the city with the donation of paints and decorating sundries. “Carlisle Remembers 1918” includes ‘This Day in 1918’, a unique event hosted in Carlisle Castle on Saturday 10th November to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement.
The event will show what life might have been like in Carlisle Castle 100 years ago. A full-scale replica of the Mark IV tank which sat outside the castle gates until 1935, has been created by local craftsman Geoff Armstrong built from timber.
The Crown Decorating Centre donated undercoat and eggshell paint in the tank’s signature dark green colour as well as brushes and roller kits to complete the works. A further donation of masonry paint was used as part of the trench reconstruction, making the trench look much more believable.
Colonel Anthony Stevens of Carlisle Remembers 1918 said: “I’m very grateful to the army of volunteers who made the day possible, particularly to Geoff Armstrong for creating the tank and to Ronnie Papaleo for designing and creating the trench system – Crown’s donation made both of these displays much more authentic and I appreciate the help that Mandy and her team at the Crown Decorating Centre gave us.”
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