John Planck Ltd were delighted to donate all of the ironmongery for a children’s community project in Newham along with Vinci Facilities and Community Links.

As part of Vinci Facilities social value commitment, they are always looking for new and exciting projects to get involved with which will add value and lasting legacy to communities. In March, Vinci Facilities brought together their team, supply chain and Barking & Dagenham College students to work alongside Community Links to restore a well used and key part of Newham.

‘Arc in the Park’ has been part of the local area for over 40 years and has played a role in the lives of lots people, providing an array of activities for the whole community. In keeping with the Arc’s values, 12 students from Newham joined skilled tradesmen to give the Arc a new lease of life and new disabled facilities.

Vinci Facilities business and community investment manager, Josephine O’Connor, said: “For this project we called in help from local suppliers and contacts free of charge. This enabled hard-earned funding to be spent on other important things which would add real value to childrens’ experience of the centre.

Kevin Jenkins co-founder and life president of Community links said: “It’s absolutely brilliant. It’s a bright and welcoming building, a place you want to be in now.”

And he added that the contribution of everyone who gave their time had made a real difference – “It’s great when public and private charities come together. What they have done will help us make a real difference in years to come. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making all this possible.”

Tom, Managing Director of John Planck Ltd commented, “Having worked closely with Vinci, it was a pleasure to be able to offer something back to a project so close to their hearts.  We hope the local community continue to get the benefits from the centre for many years to come”

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