Army gives Leigh Park Community Centre a makeover

9 Plassey Battery, part of the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery based on Thorney Island, helped redecorate Leigh Park Community Centre 

Picture: Sarah Standing (160823-2012)
9 Plassey Battery, part of the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery based on Thorney Island, helped redecorate Leigh Park Community Centre Picture: Sarah Standing (160823-2012)
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SOLDIERS took time out from their duties to help decorate a community centre.

Seventeen volunteers from 9 (Plassey) Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery, based at Thorney Island, spent two days at Leigh Park Community Centre.

They painted three parts of the centre that were in need of a makeover.

Lieutenant Sarah Keracher, troop commander, said: ‘Having some down time during our high readiness commitment, whereby we are deployable anywhere around the world at 30 days’ notice, we wanted to offer our skills and manpower to benefit a local community project.’

Community First recently took over management of the centre.

Janet Duggan, from Community First, said: ‘It has been an amazing two days and demonstrates true community spirit.’