Marks and Spencer volunteers give Peterborough play centre a new look

The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.
The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.

Peterborough’s New Ark Adventure Playground, City Farm and Eco Centre got a makeover thanks to Marks and Spencer staff’s Volunteer Week.

Carolina Chudyba, from the Brotherhood Retail Park store, said: “The store chose New Ark )off Reeves Way) as our community project and as soon as we contacted them Nikki Anderson the Manager was really enthusiastic. They had already planned a change to the layout of the main building so our offer of help and a £500 donation was more than welcome.

The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.

The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.

“We had a fantastic two days painting and decorating the new office, kitchen, classroom and storage area and also managed to fit in a bit of gardening.It’s great to be able give back to the community.”

New Ark’s Summer Festival is on Saturday (22nd), 11am- 3pm, with face painting crafts, Indian Street Food and a circus skills workshop.

The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.

The Marks and Spencer staff volunteering at New Ark.