Crown Helps DIY SOS
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