Pickfords, the UK’s largest removals and storage company helped the BBC’s DIY SOS programme take on its biggest project to date, transforming a dilapidated youth centre for Children in Need.
The project, to regenerate the Norris Green Youth Centre in Liverpool took place in September.
Pickfords’ Liverpool branch played a crucial role by providing vehicles and men to help create space by moving and storing furniture during the course of the build.
The centre, which is in one of the most deprived areas in Liverpool, is regarded as a beacon of hope in the local community with 50 children and young people attending every night, seven days a week.
It offers people the opportunity to broaden their horizons, develop skills and confidence and instil positive attitudes to help provide a path to further education, employment and active community citizenship.
The centre has been credited with transforming many young lives over the years by steering people away from crime and anti-social behaviour.
The building was originally an old boys club built 52 years ago and resembles two aircraft hangers placed next to each other.
A number of volunteers, including, plumbers, joiners, carpenters, general builders, plasterers, gardeners, glazers, painters and decorators and floor restorers all took part in the work to rejuvenate the centre into a more modern facility.
Pickfords’ spokesperson Lyndsey Daykin said “Branch Manager Robbie Mills and his team from Pickfords’ Liverpool branch didn’t hesitate when asked to help and we are delighted to have been able to provide assistance on such a worthwhile project.”
BBC DIY SOS will be broadcast tonight at 9pm.