Brightening up the community

Kyle Johnson and Laura Tretton brush up at the Sue Belcher Centre, Bracken Bank, Keighley

Kyle Johnson and Laura Tretton brush up at the Sue Belcher Centre, Bracken Bank, Keighley

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Young volunteers on a Keighley estate have brought some colour to their community centre.

The Bracken Bank Youth Committee has begun painting the Sue Belcher Centre inside and out.

They are using paint donated by the Dulux Decorator Centre in Lawkholme Lane in Keighley through its Let’s Colour campaign.

Once the project is completed the walls will boast colours like Grecian Garland, Lilac Spring, Lemon Chiffon and Sea Swirl.

Centre worker Pip Gibson said: “It was great to see ‘Project Repaint’ bringing local people together to customise their own community centre.

“I hope the friendships made while completing the project go a long way to boosting the area of Keighley for years to come.”

Lee Fickes, store manager at the Dulux Decorator Centre in Keighley, said: “The community centre really needed an injection of colour to smarten it up and the volunteers have done a great job.”

The decorator centre has also given paint to volunteers sprucing up Bingley Arts Centre, which hosts events such as antique fairs, flower shows, concerts, plays and dance classes.

Bingley Little Theatre recently took over the running of the centre, and had been keen to add a splash of colour.

Jeff Peacock, house manager and chairman of Bingley Little Theatre, decided to nominate the centre for the Let’s Colour Project.

He said: “We‘re very pleased with the help we’ve been given. The guidance and support we’ve received from everybody involved has been wonderful and will really make a difference to the wider community.

“We’re so happy we’ve been able to turn our dreams into reality.

The project has definitely helped to attract more people to use the centre and all of our members love the new look.”

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