KIND-HEARTED employees from a Bromsgrove housing provider have continued to prove they will always 'Be Prepared' to help others.

Workers from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) helped local Scouts revamp the area outside Catshill Scout hut.

This was their third project for the 1000 hours initiative, an ongoing scheme which sees employees trading a day in the office to give something back to the local community.

The green-fingered volunteers teamed up with Scouts to clear overgrown areas and replace them with stone chippings.

They also painted planters and cleaned out the on-site pond which has now been given a much-needed refresh and will hopefully attract some interesting wildlife for the Scouts to observe.

Additionally, a team of bdht skilled trades staff built a brick fireplace, benches and a log store, erected fencing and fixed the roof of the hut.

Catshill Scout Leader Melanie Andrews said: “The restoration has given our Scout hut a new lease of life.

"Not only is the area looking much cleaner, but it will be a much nicer place for the Scouts to spend their time and they’re all really proud to have been a part of the project.”

Shaun Banks, of bdht, said: “It was great to work alongside the Scouts on this project. They were all really eager to get stuck in and between us we’ve achieved so much.

"Our 1000 hours initiative is all about giving back to the community and myself and the rest of the team have loved being a part of this project."