VOLUNTEERS squeezed in the smallest room in the house to give it a lick of paint.
A nine-strong team from Spark Response visited the Alzheimer’s Society centre, at the Princess of Wales Centre, on the site of the former Havelock Hospital, Hyton Road, to revamp two loos and a corridor.
Edward Duffy, the human resources manager for the call centre, said: “The managing team has been discussing it for a while, but we were looking for the right charity.”
Victoria Meston, support services manager for the Alzheimer’s Society on Wearside, said: “We were really looking to update the building. It’s just brilliant for us, especially with how hard it is for charities at the moment.
“It will really mean a lot to the people who use our service, but we couldn’t have done it without help from the people at Spark Response.”
The DIY project was so successful that Spark is looking into future charity work, including with SAFC Foundation, as well as more with the Alzheimer’s Society in the city.