The newly revamped Colebrook has bagged a £1,000 prize in a national competition held by Dulux, thanks to overwhelming support from the Redhill community.
Colebrook was shortlisted for the prize after it transformed its premises using a paint donation from the Let’s Colour project – colouring its walls with bright splashes of paint in a modern art style.
With the aim of colouring more than 20 million lives by 2020, the Dulux Let’s Colour project brings joy and colour to community spaces, as well as people’s lives, through donations of bright paint.
Fighting off strong competition from three other community sites, Colebrook scooped an impressive 2,188 votes from local people on the Dulux UK Facebook page.
In addition to its makeover, the community centre can now use the £1,000 to further improve its premises for local adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, who attend the centre for education and activities.
In total, 14 projects transformed by Let’s Colour went head-to-head on Facebook to win £1,000.
Assistant team manager from the centre, Anne Shiels, who originally applied for the Let’s Colour project online, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to win this competition – £1,000 will go a really long way in helping us continue transforming our premises, especially as we have been under constant threat of closure for the past 17 years.
“It was fantastic to see the positive reaction from the local community, we couldn’t believe how many people logged on to vote for us!”
Renet Colaco, Dulux marketing manager, said: “After seeing some of the amazing murals and paintwork created through the Let’s Colour project this year, we were keen to further enhance communities with a monetary donation.
“It was great to see the votes pouring in from local people and we must say that Colebrook Day Centre was a deserving winner. We love the modern art muralthe volunteers there painted and hope the £1,000 goes a long way.”