Crèche gets new look thanks to Hastings Direct staff

27th August 2013

Hastings Direct staff transformed the Robsack Centre crèche in just one day as part of the company's A Helping Hand programme.

Hastings Direct's A Helping Hand makes financial, professional and physical support available to the local community. Each month Hastings is able to offer either professional support from its 1,500+ staff, or physical support with team building days.

A small group of staff from the Bexhill based insurance broker chose to use their team day to help redecorate the Robsack centre — run by the Fellowship of St Nicholas — which helps children and families in Hastings and Rother. The FSN plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life by offering a range of services which provides pathways for dealing with poverty, support groups and dealing with bereavement.

The small band of Hastings staff prepped and cleaned the walls before painting the entire crèche — twice in just one day thanks to wall to wall sunshine — and then cleaned and replaced all the fixtures and fittings.

Their efforts were much appreciated by everyone who uses the centre: Angie Jakeman, finance manager, FSN: "A huge thanks to the Hastings Direct staff who helped that day for all their hard work painting at the Robsack centre. The room looks fantastic, such an improvement".

Jay Wootten, community liaison, Hastings Direct: "Our staff is keen to help any local organisation, or charity that needs a helping hand. If you are interested in getting us in to help, please email with details of your organisation and how we may be able to assist."

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