A TYNEDALE rugby club has been spruced up during a special visit by a group of volunteers.

As part of Northumbrian Water’s Make My Day week, 12 volunteers from Northumbrian Water and Esh Facilities visited Tynedale Rugby Club.

The week celebrated the company’s customers and people, with employees going out and about across the region surprising people with gifts and donations, and volunteering to support community organisations.

The group spent the day at Tynedale Rugby Football Club, in Corbridge, painting railings at the clubhouse and stand, and tidying up around the pitch fencing. They also painted external woodwork at the clubhouse.

The team used the company’s Just An Hour employee volunteering scheme to take time out of their day jobs to carry out the work.

Northumbrian Water employee Andrew Rogers, who led the group, said: “When we asked our customers and employees to tell us about the individuals and organisations they wanted us to support during Make My Day week, we were asked if we could do something for Tynedale RFC, because they’re an important part of the community.

“They had a tough time a few years ago when the river flooded their ground and are now back on their feet and the ground needed a little additional TLC, which we were happy to provide.”

A new sign will be erected at the ground’s entrance at a later date, thanks to Northumbrian Water’s relationship with printing company Potts Print.

The campaign helped mark National Customer Service week, between October 1 and 5, and also saw the company set up a mini mobile customer help centre in a number of communities across the North-East.

Northumbrian Water’s customer director Claire Sharp said: “This was our third Make My Day event, but we were as excited as ever to be out and meeting people across our communities.”