A splash of colour for yoga charity

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COMMUNITY workers from Whitley Bay have unveiled a new look for their headquarters thanks to a donation of paint.

The Station Masters Centre, based at Whitley Bay Metro station, was formed to help local people suffering with eating disorders or troubled by eating.

After recently completing a wildlife garden at the charity, the workers were keen to inject some colour into their next project – ‘The Yoga Station’, and were given some paint from the Dulux Let’s Colour project.

Yoga has been proven to have health benefits for sufferers of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma and people living with eating disorders, so the charity was keen to add a yoga facility into the centre.

A team of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to brighten up the yoga room using a vibrant colour palette of yellow paints, donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Gateshead.

The make-over was completed as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colours to people’s lives, after the project was nominated for a paint donation by community regeneration charity Groundwork.

Dr Duika Burges Watson, the project’s leader, said: “Yoga is one of the best ways for those with disordered eating to improve their condition and we were really keen to provide a yoga facility at the centre.

“We hope the splash of colour will encourage our users to do some yoga when they visit, especially if they might not have tried it before.

“We’re here to help in any way we can with advice and support, but sometimes it’s best to have time to reflect and yoga is the perfect opportunity for this.”