MEMBERS of Thorne Rugby Club have thanked a Doncaster paint shop for their helping hand in funding a major makeover.
The Church Balk club, which was established in 1939, was a victim of the devastating floods of 2007 and the heavy rainfall caused £45,000 of damage.
Thanks to a recent donation from Dulux Decorator Centres, a team of volunteers from the club were able to carry out a paint job to return the premises back to as good as new.
The paint donation was made as part of Dulux Decorator Centres’ Colouring the Community scheme, after funding officer, Ann Pennington, contacted the store, which is situated in Wheatley Hall Road in Doncaster.
The scheme aims to help local community groups and charities restore their premises and surrounding areas.
A team of volunteers donned their overalls and picked up paintbrushes to decorate all the doors, an outside storage unit, entrance railings, changing rooms and the club lounge over a period of four weeks.
Ann said: “We are so grateful to Dulux Decorator Centres for the generous paint donation, because our club was crying out for a revamp.
“The damage to the club was unfortunate and ill-timed, but we’re so pleased it now looks fantastic for the future.
“We hope the transformation will encourage more people in the community to come down and support their local team.”
Antony Kearns, manager of Dulux Decorator Centres, added: “The club has really suffered with the bad weather in recent years, so helping them revamp the premises was a pleasure.
“It has quite rightly become a club to be proud of and I hope it will make a difference to local rugby fans.”
Local charities and community groups wishing to apply for a Colouring the Community award can find their nearest store, and apply online, by visiting www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk.
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