Severn Trent volunteers brighten up Birmingham school

Thursday 8th June 2017

Volunteers from Severn Trent have transformed part of the NICE centre, a school for children and adults with movement disorders in Birmingham.

The team of Community Champions rolled up their sleeves and picked up paintbrushes, and got to work on brightening up the school’s assembly hall last week.

Adeeba Khalil, who organised the day said: “This isn’t the first time I’ve visited this school, I was here only last year giving a workshop to the children on blocked drains and saving water.

“I asked if there’s ever anything Severn Trent can do to help, to let us know. They told us they really needed help painting their assembly hall, so we got to it.”

Severn Trent launched its new Community Champions volunteering programme in February, where every employee is given two full paid days to volunteer in the community.

The company allows employees to organise their own volunteering days, as well supporting its chosen charities or working alongside key partners.

“It’s so rewarding being able to come back and volunteer at the school,” said Adeeba. “It’s a great way for us to say thank you for allowing us to come in and hold workshops. I look forward to maybe coming back and making use of the hall for my next assembly!”

Louise Watkins, fundraising and marketing manager for NICE says: “Thank you so much! A massive thanks to the Severn Trent Team for their fantastic painting. We can’t wait for the children to see it when they come back to school!”