IT IS amazing what you can do in 60 minutes.
A team of volunteers from BT was challenged to improve the outdoor facilities for residents at Townsend House, Headington, on Friday in just one hour.
They painted the summer house and repainted the patio to create a chess board effect.
Lee Palmer, head of volunteering at the St John Care Trust, which runs the home, said: “It was a glorious day and the number of residents who came out to watch was amazing.
“None of them could believe that people had come and given up their time to help them – for free.
“It was lovely, and will make a huge difference to their lives.”
Townsend resident Connie Wilson said: “I was absolutely delighted with the work that the staff from BT did.
“It is amazing that they were all volunteers and wanted to help the residents.
“It was lovely.
“I am looking forward to using the chess set and sitting outside.”
8:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015
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6:58pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
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6:00pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
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4:42pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
THAMES Valley Police has been told by the Information Commissioner it was wrong to keep secret whether or not it had spied on journalists using anti-terrorism powers.
2:33pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
Thames Valley Police gave the wrong date when it said it had investigated a complaint that Sister Frances Dominica had sexually abused two women.
2:26pm Tuesday 7th July 2015
images of two men police want to talk to in connection with shoplifting in Banbury in May has been released.