Crown lends helping hand to DIY SOS project

  • 23 Jan 2020

Crown Paints recently lent its support to the charity Nightsafe, by donating sundries such as paintbrushes and rollers to a refurb project organised by the BBC’s DIY SOS programme.

Nightsafe, a Blackburn-based charity, provides holistic services to homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16-24 years. The charity offers emergency accommodation and supported housing, and operates a day centre where young people can drop in to relax, take a shower, do laundry, or speak to a counsellor or advisor one-to-one.

The refurb project saw presenter Nick Knowles and his team take over the old St Silas Church in Blackburn and transform it into an accommodation block as part of a special episode of DIY SOS that was broadcast during the BBC’s flagship fundraising show, Children in Need.

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the refurbishment, which included installing a special living area, common room, kitchen, and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

As part of the project, Crown donated dozens of paintbrushes, rollers, trays and buckets, meaning that the decorating works could be finished to a very high standard.

This was the second time that Crown Paints supported the charity through a major refurbishment last year, after Crown Paints volunteers also helped to repaint Nightsafe’s day centre, Platform 5, earlier in the year, using paint donated by the manufacturer.

Josie Cawdry, corporate communications executive comments: “At Crown we take our responsibilities to our local community very seriously, and we’re proud to have once again been able to play our part in improving the lives of young people in Blackburn. Nightsafe is a fantastic charity which relies on donations and volunteers to keep it going, and I can’t think of a project more deserving of help from DIY SOS and Children in Need than this.”

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