Volunteers create amazing art displays at care home
5 June 2014
Our Bells Piece care home in Surrey is sporting some fantastic new artwork, courtesy of volunteers from locally-based business SC Johnson.
The company is celebrating its 100th anniversary and wanted to mark the occasion by giving back to their community. Bells Piece was selected to be part of this special celebration thanks to an existing relationship with SC Johnson's business account manager, Michael Archer. Michael ran the London Marathon for us earlier this year.
A small team from SC Johnson spent the day working on a selection of art projects at Bells Piece. ‘The project I was working on for the day was a giant canvas painting with three other SC Johnson employees and a number of residents,’ said Michael.
‘The theme of our piece was happiness, the art work was started from scratch and as you can see from the photos it is a testament to the artistic skills of the residents.’
Other projects completed included a ‘bug hotel’, constructed using old wooden pallets, broken branches and plant material. The hotel was constructed in the allotment area on site as somewhere residents can learn about different types bugs and insects.
A swan sculpture was also created for the entrance to Bells Piece, with the help of a local professional sculptor.
Jenny Daniels, volunteer coordinator at Bells Piece, was thrilled with the results of the art projects:
‘What a brilliant day it was all round! SC Johnson was fantastic and their employees built up a great rapport with our residents. The day would not have been possible without the hard work of our amazing team of staff here at Bells Piece — thank you so much for all you did to make the day such a resounding success.’
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