has helped the BBC’s DIY SOS team restore the Norris Green Youth Centre in Liverpool in one of the programme’s biggest projects to date. The dilapidated youth facility, which is based in one of the most deprived areas of the city, was transformed over 9 days in September as part of a special edition of DIY SOS: The Big Build for Children in Need.
The Norris Green Youth Centre is regarded as a beacon of hope within the community, offering local youngsters a chance to broaden their horizons, develop skills and confidence, and instill positive attitudes to provide a pathway to further education, employment and active community citizenship. They have at least 50 children and young people attending the Centre every evening, and are open 7 days a week.
The programme, due to be aired on 10th November, brought together the local community, trades and companies to help in the refurbishment and extension project, and Rockfon
donated ceiling tiles from their Hygienic range for the kitchen areas.
Jenny Brookes, Marketing Manager at Rockfon
said: “The Norris Green Youth Centre does an outstanding job in transforming the lives of young people and we’re proud to have played a part in helping to ensure its continued success.”
The new and improved facilities at Norris Green will allow the Centre to grow its curriculum and attract new members, helping to steer even more youngsters away from crime and gang culture.
You can see the results of the renovation on BBC One at 9pm on Thursday 10th November.