Electricity workers tackled a big spring clean at Charleston Farmhouse near Firle during Volunteers’ Week.
Volunteers from UK Power Networks spent Friday (June 5) making the house and grounds spick and span for thousands of visitors.
The house, near Lewes, is famous for the art and literature of the Bloomsbury group who made the farmhouse their home in the early 20th century.
The staff, who work in the power company’s legal team in Three Bridges, Crawley, swapped their usual phones and computers to pick litter in the car park and lanes, tidy a barn, prune trees, clean signage, wash windows, carry out visitor surveys, help with archiving and support fund raising initiatives.
UK Power Networks gives staff two paid days a year to get involved in voluntary work.
Kim Colella, a team assistant, explained: “It’s a really interesting place and it was good to be tackling the jobs they don’t have time to reach. It was great fun, in a lovely setting, working with a friendly team.”
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