A perk of working at Intertronics is a paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause. As a man who likes to get stuck in to practical, hands-on work, Matt Baseley used his volunteer day this year to get lots of odd jobs accomplished at his children’s nursery. The nursery is a registered charity which was hit hard by COVID and needed someone handy to get some essential maintenance up to date.

Matt spent a significant part of the day doing the hard but very satisfying job of pressure-washing the play area and some of the play equipment, blasting out accumulated sand and grime and creating an unintended, but thankfully temporary, pond.

Although the nursery does not have chickens, as one precocious child pointed out to him, Matt also replaced the rusting chicken wire along the fence to keep everyone safe and contained. After clearing the gutters and fixing a gate, he left the nursery in good shape to continue operations, having saved them the expense of hiring a handyperson.

Matt assures us that despite his productivity on his volunteer day, his list of odd jobs to do at home remains untouched!

The gate is fixed - Matt volunteering dayThe chicken wire is replaced on the fence, keeping the kids safe and contained

Pressure washing before - Matt's volunteering dayYou can hardly tell that the floor is blue under there!

Pressure washing after - Matt's volunteering dayPressure washing is always satisfying

Categories: charity, people