Johnstone’s Trade is running the Community Spirit competition to offer one organisation the chance to transform its facility and paint a brighter future.
Charities and community groups have until Friday December 11th to submit their entry by simply completing the application form at www.johnstonestrade.com/communityspirit, with any charity or community project in Leyton welcome to apply.
The Community Spirit campaign is run in conjunction with the Football League Trophy, which is being sponsored by Johnstone’s for the tenth consecutive season in 2015-16.
The 48 clubs involved in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – as well as 24 clubs from the Sky Bet Championship – are being urged to encourage as many charities or community projects from their local area to enter.
Richard Mazurkiewicz, marketing manager for Johnstone’s Trade, said: “The Community Spirit campaign is once again proving extremely popular and we would urge all charity and community groups in Leyton to enter before Friday, December 11 and not miss this fantastic opportunity.
“There is no project too small – whether it be a rundown scout hut, a school in need of a makeover or a community centre requiring a lick of paint.
“The only proviso is that the facility or group must provide a community benefit.
“Johnstone’s Trade has always maintained a strong commitment to working closely with local communities and this exciting campaign allows us to focus on that.”
Last year’s Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit campaign saw Milton Keynes-based charity MK Snap – which offers support to more than 100 people in the city with learning difficulties – see off competition from scores of other charities and community groups to win the makeover.
MK Snap was one of four shortlisted projects, along with entries from Portsmouth, Preston and Dagenham, but came out on top of a national public vote and saw its facility receive a colourful makeover.
This year’s competition will follow the same process as last year with the general public invited to vote for one of four shortlisted finalists to win the prize.
After being announced as the winner, Maureen McColl, chief executive of MK Snap, said: “We were thrilled to win the Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit competition and the difference the re-decoration has made to the centre is incredible.
“Our learners all have a very positive outlook on life and now they have a colourful and vibrant environment in which to come into every day.
“I would urge all charities and community projects to enter the competition because it can transform the environment in which they work.”
Johnstone’s has been bringing colour to the beautiful game through its sponsorship of the Football League Trophy since 2006.