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The final project of the year has been completed by Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) staff as part of the housing association’s pledge to dedicate 1000 hours of its time to support local causes.

A team of staff from bdht grabbed their paintbrushes and rollers and set about brightening up the meeting room, kitchen and hallway at the Coppice Centre, a dedicated and well-used treatment facility at Bromsgrove’s Primrose Hospice. Supporting them were colleagues from Travis Perkins, who generously donated both time and materials for the project.

More than 130 bdht employees have swapped one day, or 7.5 hours, on the job to pledge their time to support 10 local community initiatives this year including garden makeovers, decorating, renovation and community fun days.

Samantha Powell, HR Officer at bdht, said: “The 1000 hours initiative has taken our team on a fantastic journey.  We are incredibly proud to have given back to local organisations which play such a vital role in the community.

“We’d also like to thank Travis Perkins for their support on this project, we really appreciate the donation of the materials and the extra pairs of painting hands were invaluable.”

Jo Wright, Volunteers Manager at Primrose Hospice, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results of our Coppice Centre makeover. bdht and Travis Perkins worked tirelessly to improve our meeting area, which serves as a really important hub for our dedicated care team.”

Primrose Hospice on St Godwald’s Road supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, providing them with the care they need during difficult times. For more information visit www.primrosehospice.org/.

bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas.  The not for profit organisations aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods. While also undertakings a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, supporting people, extra care and general estate management.  For more information visit our blog.

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