Checkprint Brushes Revitalise Local Playground
It was paintbrushes to the ready as a Hinckley-based printing firm recently took part in a special community initiative to refurbish a playground in Braunstone. Employees from Checkprint donned their overalls for the day as part of the company’s commitment to Leicestershire Cares.
Nine staff members rolled up their sleeves to take part in an eight-hour painting session that saw the team re-stain the entire assault course. This initiative formed part of the Braunstone Adventure Playground’s Restoration Week, which sees the entire facility renovated for the summer holidays.
Checkprint, based on the Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, signed up as a member of the not-for-profit organisation Leicestershire Cares earlier this year, pledging to participate in a number of projects designed to benefit the local community.
Checkprint supporting Leicestershire Cares in the community
So far, team members have also delivered weekly lessons to Year 3 & 4 pupils from Battling Brook Primary School, helping students to improve their maths skills. They have also visited Hinckley Academy to carry out reading lessons for 11 to 14-year-olds, and provide training sessions on interview techniques to help school leavers prepare for work.
Mark Temple, Key Account Manager at Checkprint, said: “It was a long and tiring day but we are extremely proud to have made a significant difference to the playground. We chose to take part in this challenge because we employ a number of people from Braunstone, whilst it also brings together employees from different areas of our business who wouldn’t normally have the chance to work together. Leicestershire Cares is a brilliant initiative and it has been an extremely rewarding scheme so far.”
Joanne Hudson, Membership Coordinator at Leicestershire Cares, added: “The Checkprint team did a fantastic job helping to rejuvenate the assault course and the staff at the playground are grateful for them taking part in Restoration Week. Their hard work and dedication will make a huge difference as excited children flock to the park throughout the summer holidays.”