Helping In The Community - The Directory Group

Helping in the community

A team of volunteers from 9 (Plassey) Battery 12th Regiment Royal Artillery took some time out from their state of High Readiness to help out at a local community centre.

The Battery, based at Thorney Island, wanted to do something to engage with the local community and contacted Community First to find out where the help was most needed.

Over two days, the team painted three main areas of Leigh Park Community Centre which were in need of freshening up.

Gnr Nathan Style said: “It has been great to get out of camp for a couple of days and help out our local community. We have been really busy painting the reception area and two meeting rooms and we even managed to get some on the walls! I would particularly like to thank the Right To Work Volunteers at Hewitt’s who made us five amazing cakes!”

Janet Duggan, business and community project lead at Community First, commented: “We would like to thank the team from 12th Regiment Royal Artillery for all their hard work over the two days. We would also like express our appreciation to Brewers Farlington for donating all the paint and materials used to decorate the rooms.”

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley