Pub employees help Hull homeless centre to reopen

Published: Tuesday 24th November 2015 by KCFM

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Homeless centre Dock House will reopen next month thanks partly to the efforts of staff from an east Hull pub.

Employees from The Lambwath, on Sutton Road, volunteered to redecorate the centre in their spare time while the drinking establishment was closed for refurbishment.

Dock House offered emergency service for homeless people but was forced to close in April due to a lack of funding.

Adam Simpson, The Lambwath manager, revealed his staff were pleased to offer their help and bonded with one another during the project.

He said: “We painted rooms, cleared rooms, cleaned floors, painted toilets. You name it, they did it. There was loads of rubbish outside and we cleared all that. The place was unrecognisable really.

“I always thought it was a great opportunity for the team to get together, do a bit of team-building, feel like we’re doing something great in the community and that really paid off.

“The team really bonded well and obviously the charity benefited massively.

“They (Dock House) felt that, if it wasn’t for the team, they wouldn’t be able to open on time.”

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Published: Tuesday 24th November 2015 by KCFM

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