Category: Sureset Blog

Posted 21st October 2013 by Hugh Haines

SOS Children in Need to play safe

Through the power of social media, BBCs TV series ‘DIY SOS Big Build team’ tweeted SureSet for their contribution to help create a safe, fun and educational outdoor space for the re-opening of The Spinney Play Centre in Peterborough.

The Spinney Centre was closed early this year due to the local authority’s bid to make a £17million cut from the budget. The centre was somewhere children could have fun in a safe and fully enclosed environment. Since the closure Little Miracles Charity who formally used the centre to run sessions for children with disabilities have been busy bidding to get the centre re opened. All of their hard work paid off when Children In Need and DIY SOS came to their rescue.
The plan was to transform the centre with an entirely new centre, garden and playground with the added bonus of it being designed by TV Gardener Chris Beardshaw. His design was brought to life by volunteers and various tradesmen installing play equipment, building wooden and stone structures, completing resin bound pathways and this is all addition to the numerous other painters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and roofers all working in, out and around the main building. It truly was a team effort!

Chris Beardshaw comments ‘the effort, enthusiasm, energy and spirit of all those that volunteered themselves for DIY SOS Children In Need was truly humbling, Thank you all’

SureSet agreed to contribute 250m² of natural Resin Bound surfacing to the project. A 6mm Barley Beach material was generously supplied by ‘Long Rake Spar’ and hand installed by ‘SureSet Permeable Paving’ for a precise, smooth and high quality finish.

@MrNickKnowles Tweeted ‘To every one of the trades & suppliers who helped out on site and off site – thank u 4 your extraordinary generosity, good will & hard work!’ If you want to help you can donate by visiting the Children In Need website http://goo.gl/D1HmA7