Holiday home is all spick and span

Silverdale Holiday Centre in Morecambe has a brand new look, thanks to a team of volunteers from Leeds and a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let's Colour Project.

Silverdale Holiday Centre in Morecambe has a brand new look, thanks to a team of volunteers from Leeds and a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let's Colour Project.

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A holiday centre which aims to improve the lives of youngsters suffering from poverty and neglect has a brand new look.

Thanks to a team of volunteers from Leeds and a generous paint donation from Dulux Let’s Colour project, Silverdale holiday centre is now more colourful than ever before.

The centre has been in operation for more than 100 years and provides a five-day visit to the seaside for 450 youngsters from the most deprived areas of Leeds.

Run by Leeds Children’s Charity, the centre was in desperate need of an injection of colour to help create a welcoming environment for its visitors.

The centre’s hallway, which runs the length of the building and directs the children to their dormitories, was transformed with a spectrum of bright colours in a variety of murals, including colour splats and a rainbow design.

Volunteers from across the Leeds community pulled together to ensure the work was completed on time and to a high standard.

The paint was kindly donated by Dulux Decorator Centres on Croft Street, Morecambe, as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colours to people’s lives, after volunteer, Emma Wells, nominated online.

Emma said: “The children who visit the centre deserve a break and we wanted to add some colour to make their next holiday even more memorable – the paint donation has helped us do just that. Peter Gardner, store manager of Dulux Decorator Centres in Morecambe, said: “Going on holiday is a luxury that many of us take for granted, so helping to improve Silverdale Holiday Centre’s facilities was an absolute pleasure.

“The makeover looks fantastic and we hope the children’s next trip to Morecambe will be a fun-filled one.”