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Johnstone’s paint a brighter future for MK Snap

2 September 2015

A local charity has received the makeover of a lifetime after winning a national competition with help from the Dons’ support!

MK Snap, who offer professional support to more than 100 people with learning difficulties, won the Johnstone’s Paint Community Spirit campaign and has received a re-decoration of its entire facility based in Bourton Low, Walnut Tree.

Johnstone’s Paint provided expert colour and paint advice to MK Snap staff, as well as all the materials for the re-decoration from the Johnstone’s Decorating Centre on the Bletchley Motorist Trade Outlet in West Granby. The work was carried out by leading commercial facilities management contractors Mitie.

The Dons supported the MK Snap bid for glory in the Community Spirit competition and goalkeeper Charlie Burns was on hand to lend his support to the painting efforts.

Maureen McColl, chief executive of MK Snap, said: “It was fantastic to have the support of MK Dons who we have a close relationship with and this will make a huge difference to the lives of each and every one of our learners.

“We were extremely thrilled to win the Johnstone’s Paint Community Spirit competition and the difference the re-decoration has made to the centre is incredible. Our learners all have a very positive outlook on life and now they have a colourful and vibrant environment in which to come into every day.”

More than 50 community projects from around the country originally entered the Johnstone’s Paint Community Spirit competition after being invited to submit applications to win a re-decoration of their facilities.

MK Snap was shortlisted along with projects from Portsmouth, Preston and Dagenham but came out on top of a national public vote.

Ben Wilde, of Johnstone’s Paint, said: “We are hugely grateful to the people at Mitie for their support in carrying out the work at MK Snap, and for MK Dons for their backing of the project.

“We could not have wished for a better winner of our inaugural Community Spirit campaign. The learners create a fantastic atmosphere at the centre every day and it’s fitting that they now have colourful surroundings to match.”

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