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Hilton hotel group staff lend a hand in Breakspeare School DIY day in Abbots Langley
More than 100 volunteers from the Hilton hotel group’s head office in Maple Court, Orphanage Road in Watford, visited Breakspeare School in Abbots Langley yesterday to carry out a number of DIY projects.
Among the tasks completed by the band of volunteers was painting and improving outdoor areas, reworking the school’s sensory garden, building raised garden beds and cleaning out the hydrotherapy pool.
The Watford corporate office’s efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where team members live, work and travel.
Breakspeare School caters for 64 children with disabilities, aged two to 19.
Simon Vincent, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, who is based in Watford, said: "Breakspeare School is an integral part of the local community, providing opportunities and vital resources to students with special educational needs.
"We are proud to be able to extend our team members’ expertise in service and hospitality to the wider community, and are delighted to be supporting such a great cause.
"This event is one of many taking place across the EMEA region, including a coastal cleaning project in Istanbul and the construction of a school library in Frankfurt."
Breakspeare deputy head teacher Caroline Day-Lewis said: "We are absolutely delighted to be given this level of support from Hilton Worldwide.
"Breakspeare School always welcomes volunteers but we have never had the opportunity to work with so many on one day.
"With this many pairs of hands we will really transform some long-neglected areas of the school grounds and building, and further support the education of our pupils."
Volunteers from the Watford Corporate Office are also working with a number of local charities on additional activities in the Watford area throughout the week, including a renovation project at the New Hope Trust Centre, which will see the transformation of the sleeping and living quarters of the centre.
They will also be supporting the work of ASCEND in South Oxhey by working on the Dig Deep Allotment project.
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