Builders merchant Jewson has donated free building materials worth £10,000 to help convert an old council building into a soft play centre for children with disabilities in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Jewson branches in Durham and Newcastle have donated the materials to the “Tim Lamb Centre”, a charitable project run by Pathways 4 All, and will feature on Channel Five’s new TV series, Construction Squad: Operation Home Front.
Having already built a specially adapted park for children with disabilities in the local area, Pathways 4 All is now converting the old council building into a children’s centre. The centre will provide numerous facilities including a soft play area, sensory room, IT suite for siblings, café, crèche, parents room as well as a free play room for clubs and birthday parties.
Dave Farrow, area manager (North East) for Jewson, commented: “We were more than happy to assist Pathways 4 All in converting the old building. It was great to have the opportunity to contribute towards such a worthwhile cause in the local community.”
Pathways 4 All was established after founder Lynn McManus and her adopted child, who has special needs, were asked to leave a soft play area due to the child’s behaviour making other parents feeling uncomfortable
The TV series will air on Friday nights at 8pm from August 30.