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BBC Children in need “THE BIG BUILD”


Little Miracles – The Spinney, Peterborough

Project: Little Miracles Location: The Spinney, Peterborough Client: BBC DIY SOS & Little Miracles Created in 1972, The Spinney, a centre in which the Local Community Association could run a play scheme, was founded by Peterborough Development Corporation and the City Council. The building was threatened with closure on numerous occasions but the local community.

However, faith was not lost and local residents, Little Miracles and the Scouts Association decided to create a new management community with the aim to save The Spinney. The community’s hopes were lifted by the BBC show DIY SOS and amazingly the project was accepted to be involved in a programme with aim of engaging with businesses to build a brand new centre. The project was constructed by hundreds of volunteers from around the UK including decorators, electricians, carpenters, joiners, landscapers, builders, plasterers, plumbers and engineers. The teams challenge was to knock down and rebuild the centre, relying entirely on the use of donated materials.

Environmental Coatings was one of the companies proud to offer services and products F.O.C and donated all Labour, Material and Transport costs that was needed by the scheme, for the spray finished Coloured Cladding on this special BBC Children In Need episode of ‘DIY SOS The Big Build’. The donation was used as part of a life changing transformation to the centre for disabled children in Peterborough called ‘Little Miracles’. This episode was transmitted on 13 November 2013 as part of the ‘BBC’s Children In Need’ week.

In addition to donating to the ‘Little Miracles Project’ Environmental Coatings and Remmers UK would be happy to support a similar charity project directed by DIY SOS in the future. Our staff were very proud and pleased to have supported ‘BBC Children In Need DIY SOS: ‘The Big Build’.

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