Tesco staff help give Stevenage community centre much needed makeover

The Tesco team help give the Oval Community Centre a makeover

The Tesco team help give the Oval Community Centre a makeover - Credit: Archant

More than 20 staff from a supermarket came together to give a community centre a much needed makeover.

A team of Tesco’s Extra team spent a day at the Oval Community Centre in Stevenage revamping its entrance and corridors.

The project was part of Tesco’s commitment to community initiatives.

The team, who are based in Welwyn Garden City, left their desks for the day, accepted the challenge and spent the day preparing, cleaning and painting.

Oval Community Centre had been waiting nearly two years to get this much needed project completed.


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The centre is extremely grateful for all the hard work put in by everyone involved with the project.

The finished product looks very professional and the centre now looks bright and inviting for all of the centre’s users.

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Jeanette Thomas, chair of the centre’s charitable committee, said: “Great work, clean and bright to greet the spring.”

Tony Hoggett, managing director for Tesco Extra, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support our local community centre in this way. At Tesco, we strive to offer support however we can for our local community and it was great to see all the team come together on the day to support such an important local project.”

The day was brought together by Nicci Statham of social enterprise Get Connected CIC. Nicci is a leadership coach who also facilitates projects between local employers and non-profit organisations.

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