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Ards community helps brighten up bungalows

Published: Thur, 7 Aug 2014
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Volunteers from St Mark’s adding that lick of paint to the bungalows in Glen Ward
Painting at Glenard
Investing in the built environment by keeping areas tidy can go a long way to help lift a community’s spirit.  
Volunteers from St Mark’s Church (Newtownards) helped foster this with a little help from the Housing Executive.
Rails around local pensioner bungalows on Glenard Road in the Glen Estate were in need of a little TLC and a quick lick of paint by the group, with a little help from the Housing Executive, has worked a treat.  
Margaret Cox from Glen Ward Community Development Association which uses one of the bungalows as a community base said, “I am so pleased with the paint job; it certainly cheered me up seeing it being done during the lovely weather we had.”
Stephen Doherty from St Mark’s added, “It was wonderful to see the volunteers out working together, enjoying the sun and making a difference to the area.  It’s great what a lick of fresh paint can do!  On behalf of St Mark’s I’d like to thank the Housing Executive for the money to do this.”
Owen Brady the Housing Executive’s Area Manager echoed Stephen’s sentiments. “We were delighted to help St Mark’s.  It just shows the difference a small amount of funding can make to a local community.”