A team from HSBC UK swapped their day jobs to volunteer with Style Acre, which supports 270 adults with learning disabilities to give a fresh new look to one of their houses.

Style Acre has 33 supported living houses in Oxfordshire, three vibrant day hubs in Wallingford, Didcot and Banbury and three social enterprises where people they support undertake paid and voluntary placements.

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Seven HSBC UK volunteers spent the day painting the communal areas of the house, refreshing and adding colour to the walls to make it more homely.

#The Style Acre team also bought new furnishings made available through Style Acre fundraising to complement the newly decorated rooms.

This was all made possible not only from the volunteers themselves who volunteered 46 hours between them but also by Reeds of Wantage who kindly donated all the painting materials for the project.

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“It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved and will make a real difference to the two adults who live there, their families and the support team.

Anne-Marie Hicks, fundraising manager at Style Acre, said: “The communal areas of the house were very plain, and some areas needed freshening up.

“We really wanted to make it more of a home and somewhere nice for those living there to relax.

“The team from HSBC UK have done an amazing job.”

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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