Crown provides calming new look for Blackburn homelessness charity

  • 17 Jul 2019

Crown Paints was recently chosen to help Blackburn Round Table to bring some colour and calm into the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

When Nightsafe, a Blackburn-based charity providing holistic services and emergency accommodation to homeless and vulnerable young people, wanted to repaint its day centre, Platform 5, Crown Paints stepped in.

Crown donated the paint for the project and helped to redecorate with a team of volunteers from Crown and from local charitable organisation Blackburn Round Table. Eight volunteers spent three days repainting the hallway, the main communal area, bathrooms and private one-to-one room.

The young people using the centre selected the colours themselves, opting for calming shades of blue, green and pink to help promote a relaxed environment. 

“Platform 5 is a vital space for helping young vulnerable people,” explained Jan Larkin, Nightsafe’s CEO. “The refurbishment has improved the centre no end, and as the young people we work with were able to choose the colour scheme themselves, they really feel they have a stake in the place now. I’m very grateful to both Crown Paints and Blackburn Round Table for all their help in making this a reality,” Jan adds.

John Vause, Crown Paints’ store sales development and trainer, comments: “As one of the largest employers in this region, Crown is a big part of the community and we’re always looking for ways that we can give something back. It was a privilege for me personally to work alongside the Round Table to help refresh Nightsafe’s Platform 5 centre – it looks fantastic and I’m sure that the young people who use the centre will be very pleased with the end result too. It’s proof of how colour can help to create a sense of community.”

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