Focus Ireland Painting Project

Tandem is proud to have partnered with Focus Ireland for the last 4 years. Each year, Tandem undertakes fundraising activities and joins in on Focus Ireland events such as The Big Busk and Shine a Light, to help them towards their goal of eradicating homelessness.  

Tandem also undertake projects with Focus Ireland that will impact people within the Focus Ireland community.

To date, we’ve undertaken garden makeover projects for families newly out of homelessness and living in Focus Ireland properties. This year we undertook to impact a greater number of people by painting the common areas in two Focus Ireland apartment blocks in Glanmire, Cork. There are twelve apartments in the complex, with a mixture of families, couples and singles.

Over two days, two teams of Tandem personnel got to work early to get entrance halls, stairs and landings, emergency door areas and upstairs landing areas painted and looking fresh and clean. We installed new numbers on all the apartment doors, we added some prints to the entrance hall and upstairs landings and some welcoming plants to add a bit of colour.

Tandem personnel worked well together, identifying what needed to be done and getting stuck in! It was a great activity to work with team members we don’t work with on a day-to-day basis and bond as a team.

Focus Ireland are thrilled with the results, as are the residents who sent messages, pictures and videos to Focus Ireland to say how happy they were with the finished look.