College students’ decorating donation

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Apprentices on the City and Guilds Painting and Decorating course helped out a young mum through the Radio Borders Cash for Kids appeal.

Candy Rafferty from Radio Borders contacted Kenny Thomson, head of faculty for the construction, engineering and landbased area, to enquire if students could carry out some decoration work for a young person who was expecting her first baby.

Her local housing support officer Ashley Thomson was contacted to see if the work could be undertaken and it was agreed that the City & Guilds students would be the most able to carry out the work required.

The college then approached Colin Robinson, manager of the local Dulux branch in Galashiels, who kindly agreed to supply the wall paint.

This was greatly appreciated as without this kind gesture it may not have been possible to carry out the work.

The students worked on the rooms over two Wednesday mornings.

They not only showed excellent team working skills but also a very good work ethic.

The young mum was delighted with the work the students had undertaken, especially the new baby’s room.