How does an Accountancy and advisory firm go about designing and painting a community mural? It turns out with a lot of planning, team effort and putting in the hours!
Our staff chose St. Andrews Resource Centre on Pearse Street, Dublin 2 as the principal charity for our 2017 CSR programme. The centre provides invaluable support to those that need it most within the communities of Westland Row and City Quay.
Evelyn Heron, a member of the Community Impact Committee, said that the staff chose St. Andrews for this year’s initiative because of the invaluable support they provide the local community, “St. Andrews is passionate about local community development. They offer support and development opportunities to people from all stages of the life cycle – from childcare to youth programmes, right through to a range of elderly support. We could not have chosen a better group to support.”
A range of fundraising and volunteering activities were planned, which included repainting their existing mural. This comprised of 5 walls totaling over 86ft x 7ft. So with the help of our of our in-house trainee designer Sayonara Bittencourt and a team of over 30 staff volunteers we completed the mural over eight sessions and on schedule.
It has been an amazing experience and hopefully the local community that use St. Andrews are happy with the results. Check it our for yourself by visiting St. Andrews and seeing first hand the work they do. You can find out more about volunteering at the centre or supporting their efforts at www.standrews.ie