This year Children in Need have embarked on their most ambitious build yet, as they send Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team to Peterborough to create a brand-new building for the charity organisation Little Miracles. Hundreds of volunteers from around the UK have grouped together to help with this fantastic cause.
The Little Miracles centre supports children with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses and their families. They have outgrown their current building and the DIY SOS team have had to demolish and completely rebuild it from the ground up!
This has of course involved landscaping the grounds and including a playground. Inclusive Play has donated two items to this great cause; the Minisphere and an Orb. The Minisphere is a 2 sided play panel at a low height for access to young children and wheelchair users. The Orb is a highly sensory, fun and accessible unit for every child. It rocks, makes a sound and textured surface make it highly tactile.
A member of our team Vince Perry went to visit the site; “It was a real privilege to be involved in such an amazing event. The scale of the project was huge and it was rewarding to be able to contribute towards the outdoor play space. Watching all the children having fun was very special.””
The BBC Children in Need team have been keeping us all updated with snippets of videos on youtube and regular updates on twitter! The DIY SOS build was aired on a special show on BBC1 on Wednesday 13th at 8pm and is now available on BBCiplayer.