Bank workers paint the town red at Magna

11 December 2012

Bank workers swapped their desks and keyboards for paint brushes and overalls to help brighten up Magna Science Adventure Centre.

The 14 members of the Sheffield-based HSBC customer analytics team spent a day painting the dark purple walls of the back office area cream and red.

Joanna Dunn, marketing manager at Magna, said: “Magna is a registered charity; so there is always pressure on how money is spent.

“The back office area not only accommodates staff but also hosts VIP guests and corporate clients attending corporate events so it is important it looks good.

“We were impressed with the speed of the team and are very pleased to have a nice fresh look.”

Magna is based in the former Templeborough steelworks which shut in 1993 and is just off junction 34 of the M1.

HSBC has a corporate responsibility to make a positive contribution to the communities in which it’s based, actively supporting and encouraging employee volunteering.

Magna has four pavilions on a theme of air, earth, fire and water, which house over 100 interactive exhibits. The centrepiece Big Melt uses stunning pyrotechnic and audio techniques to recreate steel making using a huge original electric arc furnace.

There are also outdoor play areas. Magna is open daily, from 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3pm.


Attached photograph shows some of the HSBC staff painting the walls at Magna.

Media contact at Magna: Joanna Dunn on 01709 723146 or at

Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07927 64891 or at

Full day tickets to Magna include entry to the indoor attraction as well as the Sci-Tek outdoor play area, or families can pay to just visit the outdoor play area. All full tickets include a further 12 months’ free entry.

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