Volunteers decorate centre in time for festive season

DECORATIONS The team volunteering at Waterlooville Community Centre
DECORATIONS The team volunteering at Waterlooville Community Centre
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A COMMUNITY centre is looking festive following a Christmas decorating day.

A team of volunteers from the Havant premises of pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer volunteered to put up Christmas decorations at Waterlooville Community Centre.

The decorating day was organised by the charity Community First.

Centre manager Pearl Fairless said she was delighted the employees had helped spruce up the centre for Christmas.

Ms Fairless said: ‘We approached Community First to see if a business was available to help us put up our Christmas decorations.

‘This is Pfizer’s second visit with the first one taking place in March 2014, where the team decorated our entrance hall.

‘This time of year is very busy for us and we really value having extra help to assist us with one-off tasks.’

Ms Fairless said she wanted to thank the volunteers for decorating different parts of the centre.

She said: ‘Christmas is around the corner and the team have really helped to make the centre festive by decorating the main hall, entrance and Yorke Room which is used by the over-60s luncheon club.

‘On behalf of everyone who uses the centre we would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers from Pfizer for taking time to make a difference.’

Michelle Molloy, from the company’s production department, was one of those who helped out.

Ms Molloy said: ‘When the opportunity came up to volunteer at Waterlooville Community Centre I jumped at the chance of helping out a community centre that has been part of my life.

‘I have lived in Waterlooville for over 42 years and used the centre through my teenage years and beyond, attending various events such as discos and exercise classes. It has been lovely to be able to put up the Christmas decorations for other people to enjoy over the festive season.’

Community First can help organise volunteers for other community projects.

Call Janet Duggan on 0300 500 8085 extension 9722 or e-mail janet.duggan@cfheh.org.uk to find out more.