It’s a huge thank you from Xtrax to some amazing volunteers at Saga after 20 super-keen workers braved the rain to help build Xtrax’s new courtyard deck area.
Xtrax has been striving to create a fantastic space for young people since our Drop-in Centre opened its doors at our new Priory Street HQ in 2016. And one of the biggest areas needing work was the building’s courtyard – a sun-trap, but an unattractive mix of concrete, flaking paint and rubbish.
Now, after months of fundraising, tidying up, repainting and planning, young people in the town will have their own deck to hang out in the sun – and it’s all thanks to the huge support from our volunteers!
Despite the drizzle, the team from Saga’s huge call centre in Priory Street picked up hammers, drills and timber to fit hundreds of metres of decking board in doub;e-quick time – timber itself which had all been supplied at a massive discount to the charity by the local branch of Travis Perkins.
The courtyard had already been completely cleared of rubbish and redecorated by workers from the Community Payback Scheme, which co-ordinates people working out their community service sentences by helping good causes locally.
So it’s a huge thanks to everyone all round – Saga, Travis Perkins, the fundraisers from Wolters Kluwer and the Community Payback team – for creating a truly special place for the young people of Hastings!
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