A team of staff from Halifax swapped their bank desks and suits for painting overalls and a day of decorating at Barnardo’s Cymru Flintshire Services in Mold.
Volunteers from the branch in Chester spent the day turning a dull activity room into a bright, airy, welcoming and practical space for children, young people and families as part of a team challenge.
Tasks completed included painting the room, creating a colourful mural on the main wall and a space for younger children, with a blackboard, easels and soft play furniture.
Flintshire Young Carers provide one to one support, group sessions and summer breaks and activities for young carers.
One to one support for the young carers focuses on the impact of the caring role on the young person and addressing any individual support needs.
Group work provides the opportunity for time out away from their caring role along with having fun and making new friends.
Barnardo’s volunteering advisor Julie Goodrum said: “We are really thrilled with the work the Halifax team have done. The room is now much more welcoming and provides a relaxing environment where children, young people and families who use our service will feel at ease.”
Halifax manager Phil Barlow added: “At Halifax we are committed to communities and we are delighted to support Barnardo’s work at one of its main services for children in North Wales.
“This is a lovely example of the company working closely with the local community to achieve something which will make a real and lasting difference.”