Community RePaint Wirral Processes 8000L of Paint in just 8 Months

posted 28.04.2014


Recipro since taking on the Community RePaint scheme for Wirral have been excited to continually share our development of the scheme and are pleased to announce that we have processed 8000 litres of paint through our scheme since commencing in August 2013. That?s a lot of paint!

It?s been great to work with so many enlightened retailers, household waste recycling centres and painters and decorators who have demonstrated a real appetite to make sure their surplus paint is reused and not going to waste.

It?s also been especially gratifying to be able to help so many community projects, families and individuals to get materials for their decorating projects and we have met some great people and look forward to meeting and helping many more in the future.

We just wanted to take this opportunity not only to thank everyone for their support since we opened but also to share with you a particularly heart warming charity project which we recently assisted, Team Oasis (Children?s Dance, Sports and Learning) .

Team Oasis has had a rather nomadic existence in its recent history with a number of venue switches in an attempt to find a permanent base for its activities. Having had to abandon previous leased properties sold, rents doubled or simply become unaffordable an opportunity arose to set up at an abandoned community centre in Toxteth. The centre had been left in a state of poor repair following vandalism and is being refurbished to enable Team Oasis to fully maximise the space available so it can once again deliver activities for all children of all abilities, backgrounds and circumstances. It is with great pleasure that Recipro have been able to help them in the process to restore the building back into a functional space which will serve the community. They were able to use both building materials and approximately 200 litres of paint to give the centre a new lease of life.

Paul Nilson, Project Coordinator kindly provided these words thanking Recipro and Community RePaint for the support we were able to offer on their scheme.

?Using the ReciproCity and Community Repaint Wirral to source low cost building materials and paint has enabled us to not only to get the project finished on cost but also on time. On behalf of the Team Oasis Charity I would like to thank Recipro and Community RePaint for providing a great service and thank all the contractors and suppliers who support the service by donating their surplus and reusable materials. We were surprised by the high quality of the materials, especially the paint which is just £1 per litre. We will be using the service again and again in the future and would certainly recommend it to anyone?

We hope that Paul and the team at Team Oasis have found their home for many years to come and continue to the good work.

If you have a project (or just an individual or family) that needs paint, building materials or office furniture then be sure to contact us to see how we can help or pop into our reuse centre and store during our opening times.

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