Wolseley staff 'do time' at Police and Prison Museum

Published:  11 April, 2012

RIPON: Wolseley employees have been busy helping the community by giving the front of Ripon's Police and Prison Museum a facelift.

A total of 24 members of staff spent three days at the museum tackling rust removal, metal painting and the refurbishment of a replica police box displayed in the front courtyard.

Richard Taylor, director of Ripon's museums, said: "We were delighted with the help given by Wolseley's Community Volunteering Scheme. They have really spruced up the front of the Museum ready for the tourist season, which begins in a few days.

"Without volunteers like Wolseley and our 120-strong volunteer workforce, we would not be able to open our doors to visitors, residents and schools, all of which helps the Ripon economy".

Wolseley HR Advisor, Laura Gibbs, who project managed the task said: "Our employees benefit from this community work, I think, as much as the schemes they contribute to. Volunteer work encourages team building and draws on skills that we wouldn't normally use in our office jobs.

"We all enjoyed working on the Museum project and we could really see the difference we had made at the end of the three days."

The Wolseley Volunteer Partnership Scheme is organised in conjunction with Ripon Council for Voluntary Services (CVS), and offers skills, time and manpower for projects in and around Ripon that assist the local community.

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