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Employees from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) are continuing their drive to give back to the community as they completed their third project for the 1000 hours initiative, an ongoing scheme which sees employees trading a day in the office to give something back to the local community.

The green-fingered bdht volunteers got stuck in amongst a group of eager local Scouts and were able to revamp the outside area around Catshill Scout hut. Collectively they cleared overgrown areas and replaced with stone chippings, painted planters and cleaned out the on-site pond which has now been given a much-needed refresh and will hopefully attract some interesting wildlife for the Scouts to observe.

Additionally, a team of bdht skilled trades staff built a brick fireplace, benches and a log store, erected fencing and fixed the roof of the hut. Catshill Scout Leader, Mel, explained: “The restoration has given our Scout hut a new lease of life. Not only is the area looking much cleaner, but it will be a much nicer place for the Scouts to spend their time and they’re all really proud to have been a part of the project.”

bdht’s Shaun Banks said: “It was great to work alongside the Scouts on this project. They were all really eager to get stuck in and between us we’ve achieved so much. Our 1000 hours initiative is all about giving back to the community and myself and the rest of the team have loved being a part of this project.”

For more information about bdht’s 1000 Hours campaign and to find out where colleagues will be gifting their time next, check out the bdht blog.

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