Having worked last year on the garden at Centre Point Trust’s unit at La Pouquelaye, the team from Standard Bank once again dedicated their free time to assisting the organisation to improve its facilities. Over 25 staff, family and friends spent Saturday 15th October revamping and tidying up the garden space at Centre Point’s Rope Walk nursery, which offers day care facilities for children aged between two and five years old.

Standard Bank’s Director of Marketing Claire Reid was very pleased with the day’s work. She said: “This is now our third consecutive year of working with Centre Point Trust and we were thrilled to be able to help enhance the facilities of such a wonderful outdoor area at Rope Walk. Getting involved in the local community is an important part of Standard Bank’s ethos and Centre Point Trust’s contribution to the local community makes it the perfect partner for our group in this kind of project. We are now very much looking forward to seeing the reactions of the children to their upgraded outdoor areas where they can get involved in a wide variety of activities.”

The Rope Walk nursery provides weekday care throughout the year for children aged two to five and, like the other units run by Centre Point Trust, aims to give working parents a helping hand by offering excellent and affordable childcare. Whilst the indoor facilities at Rope Walk are perfectly arranged to cater for the inquisitive minds of toddlers and small children, it is the external facilities which are particularly impressive with large outdoor learning and play areas.

The team contributed to a wide range of tasks, ranging from weeding to creating new water features, planting to giving the walls a lick of paint, building benches to putting up shelving and sheds. This makeover was designed to promote fun and learning in a safe environment for the young children. The end result of a fun and successful day is hopefully something which will be a great advantage to the nursery’s occupants.

Jane Moy, Business and Finance Executive of Centre Point Trust, also expressed her thanks for Standard Bank’s hard work. “It’s so important for children to have the benefit of both outdoor and indoor play areas. We are very grateful to Standard Bank for their ongoing support, and their contribution to the gardens will ensure the children, especially those who may not have a garden or open space to play in regularly, have the chance to play outside in a safe environment all year round.” [END]