Firm to help with camp facelift

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 September 2012

The firm is helping overhaul the site

The firm is helping overhaul the site

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A CAMP used by disadvantaged children will be getting a makeover - thanks to a group of charity fundraisers.

Bristol Children’s Help Society’s residential centre at Barton Camp, near Winscombe, will be visited by a team of volunteers from a local business who, armed with paintbrushes and gardening equipment, will help improve the site.

The society, set up in 1884, runs free and heavily subsidised holidays to give youngsters the support they need and respite from their often difficult lives.

Now Bristol-based commercial property agents Colliers International has stepped in to help give the seven acre site, which includes dormitories, kitchens, classrooms, a sports hall and a swimming pool, a makeover alongside its regular helpers.

Organiser James Edwards said: “This is a very worthwhile cause. Our role will be to provide the manpower necessary to undertake projects that the charity finds difficult to progress.

“These will include the painting of external buildings, the painting of the sports hall and seating, and gardening work, including clearing scrubland and weeding.”

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