Marathon Oil approached Cornerstone looking for an opportunity which would see them actively involved in their local community.
Following a visit to a Cornerstone residential service in Aberdeen, the team decided they would like to contribute by offering to refurbish the communal areas. T team undertook a number of fundraising activities which were needed to raise the money necessary to complete the project and raised over £1600 which was matched by Marathon.
Rachael said: "After our initial visit to Inchbrae, we thought that we could give the charity a helping hand to brighten up the lives of those using the facility. We initially aimed to work on the kitchen, living room and hall; however, due to the immense success of our fundraising activities we were also able to give the staff bedroom a much needed makeover. We funded the work through a number of activities including bake sales, raffles, a silent auction and someone even abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge! The team was given a great boost when Marathon kindly offered to match our fundraising total."
In total the project involved eight weeks of fundraising and preparations, around twenty volunteers, and one weekend to carry out all of the refurbishment work. Residents and staff at the service were delighted with the makeover and the results exceeded everyone's expectations.
Linda said "Personally I found it extremely rewarding. In addition to all of the improvements we made to the service, the project helped to promote important teamwork within our department."