A few weeks ago we were approached by the Food Transformation Office at Co-op Food. The team had a volunteering project in the pipeline: redecorating several rooms in a local community centre. One of their team members had recently ordered some blinds from us, and was blown away by the quality and service we provided. That meant we were their first choice for collaboration!
Heathfield Resource Centre provides assistance to the elderly and people will disabilities. Based in Newton Heath in Manchester, Heathfield offers a selection of events to over-50s and vulnerable people. These social activities include support groups, exercise classes and a film club, all of which aim to promote fun and friendship whilst reducing isolation.
The Food Transformation Office were aware of Heathfield’s contributions to the community, along with the fact that its decor was becoming rather dated. That’s why one of the team members, Ian Arnold, decided to do something about it. Heading up the volunteering project, he orchestrated the redecoration process, including reaching out to brands that could be willing to help.
When Ian asked if we’d be interested in supplying window blinds for the project, we simply couldn’t refuse. Interior Goods Direct feels very strongly about contributing to charity and giving back to the community, as demonstrated by our recent syringe driver project. Providing blinds for such a worthy cause was a no-brainer for us!
We discussed the look and feel of the rooms at Heathfield, including the colour scheme of the redecoration. It turned out that neutral roller blinds were going to be the most suitable choice, so we sent over some samples in shades of cream and beige. The team decided on Absolute Natural, a warm, neutral shade that also benefits from blackout properties.
You can see the difference that the redecoration has made to Heathfield’s rooms. They are now light, bright, welcoming spaces that are perfect for relaxing and socialising.
We are so happy to have been involved with this project, and are extra pleased with the feedback we got from Ian, his team and Heathfield Resource Centre: “We’d like to pass on our thanks for the donation. Some of the clients who will be using the room came to see the final results, and they really liked the blinds.”