December 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 18, 2013
A Fenland firm joined forces with the BBC DIY SOS team to rebuild a charity’s home.
Six engineers from Outwell electrical contractors firm Bloom and Wake Ltd worked for eight days to help TV stars Nick Knowles and Chris Beardshaw and their band of helpers transform the Spinney Centre, Peterborough.
The program will be aired next month as part of Children In Need week.
The centre is used by Little Miracles, who support families struggling with difficulties ranging from babies born prematurely or with disabilities to mums suffering post natal depression.
They give advice on grant applications, emotional and bereavement support and offer courses to improve the confidence of learners such as anxiety and stress management.
Melanie Mattless, office manager, said: “One of our employees stepdaughters has a disability and uses the centre so we were made aware of the project through him and when we were asked to help our directors said yes.
“Six of our engineers helped out for eight days. But it was not just ourselves, there were other people from every trade who offered help.
“It was a lot of hard work because there was not much space but at the same time very rewarding.”
Bloom and Wake Ltd was founded in 1969 and now has almost 70 workers.
Other Fenland companies also did their bit to help with the project.
Delamore Plants, of Wisbech St Mary, donated more than £1,000 worth of plants and Fen landscape experts from Giles Landscapes, of Welney, helped design the garden.