Crown Paint Helps DIY SOS
Crown Paints has once again lent its support to Blackburn-based charity Nightsafe, by donating sundries such as paintbrushes and rollers to a refurb project organised by the BBC’s DIY SOS programme.
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.
Nightsafe, a Blackburn-based charity, provides holistic services to homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16-24 years. Nightsafe 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.
Crown’s donation of dozens of paintbrushes, rollers, trays and buckets meant that the decorating works could be finished to a very high standard. This was the second time that Crown Paints had supported the charity through a major refurbishment last year, after Crown Paints volunteers also helped to repaint Nightsafe’s day centre, Platform 5, earlier this year, using paint donated by the manufacturer.
Commenting on the redecoration, Nightsafe’s CEO, Jan Larkin, said: “Nightsafe have a long and well-established relationship with Crown Paints, which has been the most amazing supporter of Nightsafe for a number of years.
“In addition to all the support at Silas’, Crown provided a huge amount of paint and equipment for us to be able to completely redecorate Platform 5, Nightsafe’s Daycentre. Not only this, over the years Crown has supplied gallons of paint that has been used to redecorate our Cornfield Project from top to bottom. Crown’s support has indeed made an amazing difference and brightened our world!”
Josie Cawdry, corporate communications executive said: “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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Crown Paint Helps DIY SOS