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Rathbones volunteers transform Winchester Wellbeing Centre

Rathbone Brothers PLC in Winchester kindly donated their time to transform our Wellbeing centre in Winchester. Over five days they came in to renovate our lounge and improve our garden.

Rathbone Brothers PLC in Winchester kindly donated their time to transform our Wellbeing Centre in Winchester. Over five days they came in to renovate our lounge and improve our garden. The space has been transformed into a clean, bright and welcoming space for Winchester residents to access support.

(Above:The Wellbeing Centre before)

The staff from Winchester Wellbeing Centre have been blown away by the renovation and are very grateful.

Patricia Carvalho, Wellbeing Coordinator at Winchester Wellbeing Centre said:

“I must have said thank you to you and your team so many times, but please accept a few more.... I am forever grateful and so is my team. You and Rathbones gave so much to us and the people we will soon start welcoming to our centre.”

The team from Rathbones took on a variety of jobs from painting, cleaning and refurnishing, to repotting and planting new plants.

(Above: During)

Elizabeth White Ripley, Wellbeing and Recovery Lead said:

“I have come in to the Winchester Centre today and am amazed at the transformation! What the team has achieved is incredible – everyone has worked so hard and with such care and attention to detail. I would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has put in so much effort over the last 5 days.

You have created a really light and bright space – with new lights, clock and potted plants as the perfect finishing touches. It will be lovely to welcome people back to such a refreshing and uplifting setting in which to focus on improving Wellbeing after the difficulties and challenges of the last 18 months.

With thanks and very best wishes to everyone who has been part of this amazing project”

(Above: After)

What’s more, the team at Rathbones really enjoyed getting out into their local community and making a positive impact.

Michelle Pluck from Rathbones said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for allowing Rathbones to help the Wellbeing centre – it has been a fantastic opportunity to help our local community, something we at Rathbones very much pride ourselves with. Everyone who took part had an amazing time, and everyone spoke so highly of you – so thank you for being so welcoming.”

If your company would be interested in donating your time or expertise, or undertaking a fundraising challenge to help make a positive impact in your local community, then get in contact with us on fundraising@solentmind.org.uk or find out more here.
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