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 included of dozens of paintbrushes, rollers, trays and buckets.
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