Johnstone’s Heavenly Makeover
Sinfin Moor Church in Derby has been given a new lease of life thanks to a donation of paint and time by Johnstone’s Trade, management and apprentices from national contractor Bell Decorating Group, and apprentices from Derby Homes.
The project, which was overseen by Derby College’s construction department and Derby Homes Repairs Team, took place during National Apprentice Week and was designed to enhance the apprentices’ work skills in a real life environment.
The 24 Derby Homes apprentices were joined by students from the Royal School for the Deaf Derby and apprentices from local partner companies – Bell Decorating Group and Buildbase – who work with the organisation.
They spent the week at Sinfin Moor Church – renovating the kitchen, fitting replacement windows, plastering, brickwork, as well as undertaking a full redecoration. The church and community centre, originally built in 1975, is used by more than 700 people a week. As well as the regular congregation who use the Church for worship, the facility is used by Brownies, Cubs, Beavers, Girl Guides, the Live At Home scheme, a parent and toddler group and every day by an Asian over 60’s group.
Johnstone’s donated more than 170 litres of paint from across its comprehensive portfolio, including Acrylic Eggshell in a series of bold colours, Covaplus Vinyl Matt and gloss and undercoat products from the Aqua range. Johnstone’s also donated a range of decorating sundries from its sister brand, Fat Hog.