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Case Studies

Here you can find articles relating to organisations, community groups and charities that the Cambridgeshire RePaint scheme has been able to help.

Community Repaint Gives Peace to Mind

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West Norfolk Mind teams up with CCORRN Community RePaint to get the Job Done

West Norfolk Mind (WNM) was in desperate need when they had to move from its Head of Office and residential building in King Lynn.

Eddie West-Burnham, CEO of WNM said “we need to redecorate the old premises in order to leave them in good condition. This is a huge undertaking which we simply could not afford through professional services.”

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RePaint Cambridge Launched

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The Mayor of Cambridge, Anne Ridgeon and Don, the Dulux Dog took centre stage at the launch of The Cambridge RePaint launch, in Cambridge on November 11th.



Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Ian Nimmo-Smith, launched the scheme which has been set up by CCORRN, through their Cambridge RePaint Partnership. The partnership consists of various organisations, local councils and companies with the aim of bringing the usable surplus paint to those in the south of the county.


Cambridge Wood Works and Cambridge Re-Use will now stock a selection of paints providing a more convenient distribution point for those in and around Cambridge unable to reach CCORRN's March based RePaint centre. Cambridge Wood Works, Cambridge ReUse and CCORRN had a large presence at the event; selling paint and giving out information about the scheme.


The day was a success and with a great turn out of the launch event. Don the Dulux Dog took most of the attention; however Anne Ridgeon, Chairman of Ridgeons LTD, also gave her support to the scheme as one of the Cambridge Partners. Ridgeons are trialing a "old paint for new" scheme, with Cambridgeshire RePaint as benficieries of the surplus paint.

The launch was captured by Anglia News on the day whilst BBC Look East ran a feature of the RePaint process; following a tin donated by The Mayor of Cambridge, through to its collection and sorting process by CCORRN's staff. To see the piece by Anglia News click here.

For more information on the Cambridge Partnership – click here.

For more information on Cambridgeshire RePaint and where to donate and buy paint – click here.

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Young People March

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Young People March, a local charity that helps youths from March and surrounding villages meet their aspirations by providing social, volunteering and other practical activities received paint to decorate their youth centre.

The March based charity provide a safe and cared for environment in which all young people of the area can access positive opportunities and guidance that will enhance and structure the young people’s education, training and social lives so that they are better equipped to take an active role in all aspects of their community.

“The Centre was in desperate need of redecoration and as a charity CCORRN’s offer to supply us with low cost paint was the spark to get this going. This type of work enhances our young people’s respect for their community by everyone being able to take part and create a better place in which we all live.” Jayne Mander, YPM Centre Manager

The story was also featured in the Fenland Citizen newspaper and on the Cambs Times Website.

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