The Corner gets a Makeover from LBG

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) have pledged 1 million hours of our time to be spent helping projects in our local community. These hours are funded entirely by the group with extra support being given to buy tools and materials. The project undertaken at The Corner in Huddersfield, run by TBRP, comprised of improving the environment from something to ‘put up with’ to something to be proud of and enjoy (and Larry wanted an office bigger than him, which seemed reasonable). We painted the walls downstairs, cleaned the communal kitchen upstairs in order to secure a reduced rental rate for the Project, and built a new self-contained office space upstairs.

This is just some of the feedback from people that attended on the day …

“It changed the way I think about people, I now realise that the stigma attached to people recovering from a drink or drug dependency is completely wrong and unfair”

“Some of the individuals were inspiring and I learnt that they have benefitted from what the project offers – hope and self-respect”

“Turning a negative into a positive is a double win and that’s what this charity does”.

It is clear from these comments that the sense of achievement, although great, was dwarfed by the overwhelming gratitude they felt for such a valuable experience.

Marcus Oldham
ATM Operations – Analyst