Search

Volunteers give Queen’s Park youth centre a rainbow makeover

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 December 2012

CAPTION TO COME

CAPTION TO COME

Archant

Volunteers from an investment management firm traded in their pens for paint rollers to help give a youth centre a badly-needed makeover.

The Avenues Youth Club was left with a brand-new look after workers for Capital Group Companies got busy to splash some colour on the walls in Third Avenue, Queen’s Park.

They used paint donated by the Dulux Let’s Colour Project, which offers a helping hand to community groups and charities in the UK to brighten up their lives.

The club, which has 200 members and has been providing out-of-school activities for young people in the surrounding area since 1979, boasts a recording studio and radio room, which the youngsters use to broadcast local radio station Avenues FM.

The centre was transformed after club chairman Fabian Sharp nominated the project online. He said: “The music rooms have been completely transformed and they look so much better than they ever did before. The first group of youngsters to see the makeover were absolutely thrilled, which made the work so worthwhile.

“We couldn’t have expected the project to go any better and we’re so grateful for all the help and advice we received from Dulux Decorator Centres. Hundreds of youth club members will continue to benefit from the transformation for years to come.”

Opened with the aim of integrating different communities in the deprived neighbourhood, Avenues Youth Club offers various spaces for members to use, including a dance studio, kitchen and hall alongside the radio room and recording studio.

Barry Bloomfield, store manager of Dulux Decorator Centres in Hammersmith, which donated the paint, said: “Helping such a great project to impact so many young lives in the local community was an absolute pleasure. We hope the club members will make the most of their new surroundings when making their music both now and in the future.”

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played in the women’s orchestra at Auschwitz will join other survivors at an event to commemorate this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day at JW3, the London Jewish Cultural Centre,in Hampstead.

10:16

Students from Portland Place School have demonstrated their support for anti-bullying by winning first place in the ‘odd socks day challenge’.

On Monday January 15, the BBC featured the enforcement of council tax in its Inside Out London programme.

January is well underway but it’s not too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Gazette readers this week.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has called for the dismissal of Inner North London’s senior coroner Mary Hassell after a “deeply disappointing” meeting with community leaders to discuss her refusal to respect Jewish burial requirements.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Andrew Dismore AM, Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, has added his voice to the calls for the resignation of Inner North London coroner Mary Hassell.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dinny Hall has designed women’s jewellery for more than 30 years. Described as a ‘little British Tiffany’, she lives in West Hampstead.

PROMOTED CONTENT

For people who suffer with feet problems, it is often difficult to find footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There is a shop in the West End dedicated to changing that.

Toni Krok, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, has set up a charity to help people living with the condition and their families adjust to the challenges it brings.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now