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Power workers add splash of colour through volunteering

Power workers became painters for the day to help an animal home add a welcome splash of colour to its education room.

From Press releases - 3 October 2018 12:00 AM

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Volunteers from the country’s biggest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, lent a hand at the RSPCA’s Danaher Animal Home at Thorley Farm in Wethersfield.

A group of volunteers from UK Power Networks’ design teams in Bury St Edmunds and Colchester spent the day on site where they also found time to interact with some of the animals housed there.

Lauren Talbot, a design clerk who was among the group, said: “We were all extremely grateful to the Danaher Animal Home for allowing us to volunteer. This is a great cause and we are all looking forward to perhaps going back next year.

“The great thing about the Danaher Animal Home is when a dog has not been adopted within a certain period, instead of taking any permanent measures, they transfer the dog to another site to renew the search for his forever home. It is a lovely, compassionate thing to do.

“They also try to re-home any terminally ill dogs so they don’t spend their last few months in kennels. Many of us would volunteer for this animal home again in a heartbeat as they have admirable principles that touch our hearts as animal lovers.”

Karen Joyner, assistant manager of Danaher Animal Home, said: “It was fantastic to have a team from UK Power Networks to help with our latest project, a refurbishment of our training room.

“The room is essential for hosting meetings and hosting training courses for the team. The room is now finished and looks wonderful. We’d be delighted to have them again next year. A big thank you to UK Power Networks for all their help.”

UK Power Networks, which delivers the electricity supplies to homes and businesses across the East, South East and London, gives staff two days paid leave each year to volunteer or fund raise in their local community.