FAKRO delighted to support this year’s DIY SOS: The Big Build
We are delighted to hear that FAKRO, our key supplier of roof windows, has supported this year’s DIY SOS: The Big Build as part of the 2022 Children in Need campaign.
The roof window manufacturer has donated four Type G flat roof windows which have been used by the BBC One series to provide life-changing new headquarters for Leeds-based charity, Getaway Girls.
While the BBC One show won’t be aired until November 1, the FAKRO team were lucky enough to be invited to the big reveal this week. We can’t wait to see the full programme in a few weeks. The project really will be transformative for the charity and the hundreds of young women it supports.
The 2022 DIY SOS: The Big Build has been described as one of the team’s biggest challenges yet, involving the creation of a brand-new home for the Getaway Girls.
It saw Nick Knowles and his trusted team joined by BBC Radio 2 presenters and an army of volunteers, all tasked with creating the charity’s new headquarters from the ground up, in just nine days.
Getaway Girls supports around 800 girls and young women from across Leeds, with a focus on raising aspirations, providing support and creating opportunities to help them build a better future. This includes girls and young women who have experienced abuse, violence and exploitation.
The new building will provide a much-needed safe space for vulnerable young women and girls where they will be able to access support and advice. It includes offices, a creche, activity spaces, a music and media studio, counselling rooms and a garden.
It really does have to be seen to be believed! You can read more about the project on the Children in Need website and it’ll be well worth tuning in to BBC One on November 1 when the show is aired.