TURNING PHONE BOXES INTO LIFE SAVERS

Craig & Rose are proud to be helping to paint the town red with the “Adopt a Telephone Kiosk” programme.

The latest phone box to be transformed using Craig & Rose paint is in Letham, Scotland. The exterior has been revamped in the iconic phone box red colour that is recognised by tourists the world over as a symbol of Britain, while the interior has been transformed to house a defibrillator machine with the potential to save lives.

The national campaign aims to breathe life into old phone boxes in rural locations around the UK, and Craig & Rose have previously supplied paint to the Parish Council in Nethergate, Norwich to transform their adopted kiosk.

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) partnered with the Community Heartbeat Trust and BT for the Adopt a Telephone Kiosk; programme, giving towns and villages across the country the chance to do something useful with their telephone box. The Community Heartbeat Trust is helping communities turn their adopted phone boxes into local medical centres by assisting with the installation of life saving defibrillators, whilst the BCF are helping communities decorate their local telephone box by supplying paint free of charge, sourced from member organisations.

As a member organisation of the BCF, Craig & Rose are delighted to be involved.

If your community would like to make the most out of an old, disused local telephone box, you can adopt a phone box from BT for only £1 and work with the Communities Heartbeat Trust to install a life saving defibrillator. Requests for free paint can be directed to the BCF by email, once the phone box has been adopted.