Mitie Mouse teams up with PoLCAT to help out The Ripple Project



(from left) Taylor Cook, Claire Ironside, Heather Kiteley, Gordon Cameron and Lawrence Mayers
(from left) Taylor Cook, Claire Ironside, Heather Kiteley, Gordon Cameron and Lawrence Mayers

At first glance letting a cat and mouse loose in a sports hall might seem like a very bad idea.

However, the painting squads of Mitie Mouse and Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) PoLCAT (Port of Leith Community Action Team) proved this wrong when they teamed up to repaint The Ripple Project’s hall at The Hub, in Restalrig.

Volunteers from PoLCAT and painting contractor Mitie Painting pitched in to help repaint the hall. They included Mitie’s famous mascot Mitie Mouse, office staff, foreman painter and a new apprentice who had successfully completed Port of Leith’s TOiL trainee programme.

Dawn Baxter, admin manager at The Ripple Project, said: “Many thanks to all of the PoLCAT and Mitie teams for their time and effort given to the Ripple Project. You have brightened our day – walls, skirting, doors. Especially the doors.”

Jamie Connolly, Mitie Edinburgh Painting branch manager, said: “Mitie is delighted to be able to help make a difference. It was great for us to spend time with some of the PoLCAT team and it was fantastic for one of our apprentices to start his first day at a PoLHA event after joining us from the TOiL programme.”

Claire Ironside, customer services director at PoLHA, added: “We enjoyed helping out this local community project with Mitie’s expert guidance.”

The PoLCAT group is always on the lookout for community activities/projects to sink their claws into – any ideas near you please get in touch on 0131 554 0403.



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