Vent-Axia behind Children in Need DIY SOS record breaker

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by The Manufacturer

Crawley-based Vent-Axia was among a range of UK companies that donated to the most ambitious BBC DIY SOS programme to date, a Children in Need special.

The special episode of the popular BBC show DIY SOS was broadcast earlier this week. The DIY SOS team challenged themselves to demolish a pre-fab facility for the Peterborough charity Little Miracles and build an entirely new timber framed building in just nine days.

The building needed to be wheelchair accessible and fitted with disabled toilets to support the work of Little Miracles which is a parent-led initiative to provide support and additional care for children with disabilities and life limiting conditions.

The new centre, which was the biggest ‘Big Build’ project to date for DIY SOS, will help 700 families and 2,500 children to cope with their circumstances. The centre has a dedicated sensory room and counselling facilities among other resources and equipment.

Jenny Smith, Vent-Axia’s marketing services manager, said the company was delighted to support the project by donating one of its UK-made ventilation systems. She also shared that Vent-Axia will be further supporting Children in Need this week by running a Dress Down Day and cake sale at its Crawley site.

Find out more about DIY SOS: The Big Build 2013 here.