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Power firm volunteers lend guides a hand

A team of volunteers from electricity firm UK Power Networks have helped revamp a Guide hut in Sheringham, Norfolk.

From Press releases - 9 April 2015 12:00 AM

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A team of volunteers from electricity firm UK Power Networks have helped revamp a Guide hut in Sheringham, Norfolk. 

Eight staff spent the day clearing the front of the Cromer Road hut and laid an area of shingle, made some raised beds and painted them, painted the picket fence and wooden panelling at the side of the hut, and cleared an area at the back so the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Trefoil Guild can hold campfires.

Spencer Baker, whose wife and daughters are involved with the Guiding movement, said everyone enjoyed giving something back to the community – and even the mayor of Sheringham came to inspect their handiwork.

Spencer, who is a cable jointer, said: “Everyone worked really hard and I’m very proud of my colleagues and what we achieved.”

Spencer was joined by colleagues Adrian Gaskin, Stephen Brownsell, Adrian Clare, Laurence Knight, Dave Crowdy, Kevin Gowing and Zoe Alcock who are all based in the company’s Trowse and North Walsham depots.

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations, gives all staff the opportunity to spend two working days each year helping good causes.

Tina Allen, District Commissioner for Girl Guiding said: "All at Sheringham Girl-guiding would like to say a great big thank you to those who did the work - and for the company to allow them the time to do it. 
“We were thrilled at the results of all the hard work and it has made a massive difference to the HQ. Complimentary comments from members of the public have been received".