Children's adventure playground gets a makeover

Staff from our East Midlands office have brought a new lease of life into a Leicestershire children’s adventure playground through a project organised by local charity Leicestershire Cares.

As part of Stepnell’s 2019 Team Challenge, ten members of staff came together this week (Wednesday 3 July) to volunteer their creative skills and construction talents to help brighten up Goldhill Adventure Playground.

Stepnell’s volunteer team worked hard to clear space, paint and stain wooden structures, and de-nail wooden beams at the adventure playground, which provides indoor and outdoor spaces for children and young people aged 5-19 years old to play freely, meet new friends and have fun while being supervised.

Shaun Moses, senior site manager at Stepnell said: “We all really enjoyed volunteering our time, tools and skills at Goldhill Adventure Playground, to help refresh the outdoor space and timber play structures. The playground is incredibly popular for Leicestershire families and provides a safe environment for children to learn, develop physical skills and to interact with one another.

“As a company working on a number of major construction schemes in and around Leicestershire, we’re delighted to be able to give something back to the local community through our long-standing partnership with Leicestershire Cares.”

Through Stepnell’s two years of membership with the charity, the award-winning construction firm has organised a number of placements for local people giving them the opportunity to gain valuable construction experience and job references which they can then use to find permanent employment.

The firm was recognised for its work with the charity earlier this year, receiving an Outstanding Contribution award which acknowledged its support with maintenance and repairs to the Leicestershire Cares building.

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