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Tesco staff create brighter home for Rainham mental health patients

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 08 October 2018

Tesco staff  with residents in the newly decorated dining area at Glebe House.

Tesco staff with residents in the newly decorated dining area at Glebe House.

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Tesco staff came together to redecorate a Rainham care home for residents with mental health issues.

One of the new painted stairwells at Glebe HouseOne of the new painted stairwells at Glebe House

Tesco staff Natalie Camilis, Danielle Matthews, Clover Deacon and Angie Brown, Tesco community champions, led this year’s community project to redecorate Glebe House in Consul Avenue.

Angie told the Recorder: “This [project] particularly touched my heart, because many care homes are short on funds.

“There are about 15 mentally ill patients who permanently live there and we wanted to give them a brighter home to live in.”

Rainham Extra, Dagenham Distribution, Group 9120 joined Angie in helping provide volunteers for the project.

Every day for a couple of weeks they renovated and painted the dining area and hallway.

“It was amazing. The people are so lovely there and they all have their different personalities,” Angie added.

“It’s been really heartwarming to do this.”

The refurnished home held a special event celebrating the work done by the community on Tuesday, October 1.

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