Half a dozen volunteers, including Geraint Davies, Swansea West MP, have been armed with sandpaper and paintbrushes to decorate the Environment Centre

The Centre, housed in an Edwardian building on Pier Street and opened by Prince Charles 24 years ago, has been given a new lease of life, and paint, following a crowd funding project to replace the noisy heating system in the top floor of the building.

Mr Davies, who spent the morning working with volunteers, said: “This is an important centre in Swansea, and one of the few of its type in the UK, providing a key hub for experts, policy makers and concerned citizens alike.

“It’s vital that we keep centres like this open to help engage the whole community in environmental issues, and promote new environmentally-friendly habits.

“Thanks to all the great work done by Philip and the team. It’s going to look fantastic when it’s finished”.

The centre, which hosts a green shop, cafe, offices and hall space, was opened in 1993 and later adopted by the Prince of Wales to mark twenty-five years of his investiture.

Philip McDonnell, manager of the centre, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people donating and helping decorate the centre.

“We are so close to reaching our target and I’m still optimistic that we will before the work is complete.”

Around 75% of the £5000 target to replace the heating system has been raised through crowd funding.

You can find out more about the project and donate online: https://localgiving.org/appeal/heatourhall/
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