Benenden health staff volunteer their DIY skills at New Earswick Folk Hall
20th March 2014
Volunteers from York-based benenden health were hard at work in the local community this week (18th March) in a project organised by York Cares.
The volunteers were at New Earswick Folk Hall helping to give a refresh to the site -which is managed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The team took on painting and gardening activities in an effort to transform areas of the community building.
Claire Waines, Communications Co-ordinator at benenden health, said: ‘‘The team really enjoyed getting involved in this project which helped to revitalize parts of the Folk Hall site.
“We put into practice our best painting and gardening skills to help make a positive difference to this building which is at the heart of the New Earswick community. Our staff really enjoy taking part in York Cares projects in the local area and it’s always rewarding to see your efforts make a practical difference to the community. “
Throughout the afternoon the benenden health staff worked at the Folk Hall - which was built in 1907 as part of Joseph Rowntree’s model village in New Earswick. It quickly became the social hub of the village and today it is still used for community events, meetings and training for local businesses and charities.