A project to renovate a community centre in the Outer Hebrides has won the backing of cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex, which has donated product for the initiative.
The Lewis Retirement Centre, self-funding and run by a voluntary committee, was desperately in need of repair and updating to make it more functional and allow more people to use it. The renovation project is featuring on the BBC’s ALBA series ‘DIY le Donnie’ in September.
Marshall-Tufflex has supplied Sterling Profile 1 and 2 gang accessory boxes through Medlock Electrical distributors in Stornoway to assist with the renovation. Company Marketing Manager, Katie Barnes, said: “We are absolutely delighted to support this worthwhile project. The retirement centre provides a really important meeting place for all ages in Stornoway and is particularly valued for the assistance it provides to the island’s older population. It was desperately in need of updating and enlarging and we were only too pleased to help.”
Sussex-based Marshall-Tufflex, which is this year celebrating its 75th year in business, is an established charity supporter. From 2007 to 2017 it donated more than £750,000 to charitable organisations.
DIY Le Donnie is BBC Alba’s renovation and building series. The Lewis Retirement Centre will feature in special episodes, due to be aired in September, with presenter Donnie Macleod working with local suppliers and the building community on the Isle of Lewis to undertake the renovation in one week.