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Lovell and Three Oaks Homes rustle up new-look kitchen for sheltered housing residents " raising £500 for charity

10 Dec 10 A team from housing refurbishment specialist Lovell has carried out a makeover of a communal kitchen at a Leicestershire sheltered housing scheme to raise money for charity.

They transformed the room at Brook Court sheltered housing scheme, in Countesthorpe, in just eight hours.

The charity challenge raised around £250 with social housing provider Three Oaks Homes, which manages Brook Court, matching the amount so that a total of £500 has been raised for Children in Need.

Three Oaks Homes is working in partnership with contractor Lovell to carry out a major improvement programme to its homes and communities.

Elaine Whatsize, TOH investment programme assistant, says: "It's great to have worked with Lovell to raise money for Children in Need and to also improve the shared kitchen for our tenants at Brook Court.” The ground-floor kitchen is well used by residents who hold coffee mornings and other social events at the scheme.

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Christian Liquorish, Lovell resident liaison officer, comments: “The kitchen was looking a bit run-down so we thought we’d help out residents by sending in a team to give it a makeover, for free, and that it would be fun to raise money for Children in Need at the same time.” The team fitted new cupboards, a worktop and sink as well as tiling and redecorating the kitchen.

Lovell was helped by a number of its subcontractor partners including electrical services company Farrendale, plumbing company Matthews and Tannert; Steve Diston Carpets; tiling firm Steven Durham; Roberts painting and decorating and skip company Wastecycle.

During the kitchen makeover, Lovell and Three Oaks Homes collected money for the charity and held fundraising events, including a tombola and cake stall, throughout the day.

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