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Workers get busy to help animal sanctuary
PEGGY Henderson Animal Sanctuary's buildings and animal units have received a facelift - courtesy of a team of workers from Trafford Park company Lend Lease.
The revamp was carried out during a community day organised by company team leader, Kate Mann, in conjunction with the Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA), the charity set up by the late Peggy Henderson in Trafford.
In all, 14 staff members went along and painted many of the sanctuary's animal units as well as redecorating the puppy unit.
Kath Bailey, SAA fundraiser, said: "We are always pleased when we are offered help from companies doing community days but we were particularly overwhelmed by the quality of work done.
"Each member of the team was so keen to help us and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy the day. Some members were quite taken with a few of our dogs so they certainly didn't miss out and were treated to extra walks and play time."
The company carries out a community day every year and has previously helped other animal sanctuary's around the north west.
Both Lend Lease and SAA felt that the day was so worthwhile that they hope to organise another one.
Not only were the units painted, the company bought all materials to be used on the day with them including paint, brushes, cleaning and preparation materials.
They also raised £300 for the sanctuary - at Barfoot Bridge, Stretford - which they spent on quality animal feed. ICI also donated 50 litres of paint.