Scheme provides boost to Camber Memorial Hall

Camber Hall
Camber Hall

CAMBER Memorial Hall has been transformed thanks to a team of volunteers working for Amicus Horizon’s successful DIY SOS scheme.

The DIY SOS programme offers a group of unemployed and low waged volunteers the opportunity to learn DIY and decorating skills over a five week community course. They meet in local community venues and learn tips and techniques they can use at home and to gain employment.

Working at Camber Memorial Hall they redecorated all public areas in the doctor’s surgery; repaired and painted stage stairs and transformed the stage and storage area floors in the hall.

Memorial Hall manager Terry Hovenden said: “They did a really good job and the hall is looking good.”

volunteers were presented with certificates of achievement, decorating kits and vouchers to use at Brewers Decorating Store. In addition, Terry Hovenden gave the group gifts to thank them for their help.

DIY SOS participant Zoe Clark, aged 21 said: “I learnt so much. The people are welcoming and informative. I will definitely be doing a lot more DIY now. Everything was fabulous.

The DIY SOS project is run by Housing Association Amicus Horizon and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It started in January 2012 and runs until December 2014.

The next course will be held in St Leonards in mid May If you’re interested contact 0800 121 6060.