Unique Window Systems lent its support to this year’s DIY SOS The Big Build for Children in Need with the donation of aluminium double doors to help build a new children’s counselling and therapy centre at Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire.
“We are absolutely over the moon to have the DIY SOS team come to Derbyshire to create a brand-new counselling and therapy centre within our grounds in Risley,” said, Treetops Therapeutic Services Manager Jules Kirk.
“The DIY SOS The Big Build for Children in Need will make an immeasurable difference to hundreds of children and their families across our local area.
“Annually, we provide over 900 counselling sessions for local children, some as young as 7 years old, who are struggling after the death of a loved one. Many of our young clients have experienced unexpected or traumatic bereavements including accidents, suicide, and murder. Many children are also still feeling the effects of the pandemic, having a detrimental effect on their mental health and ability to cope after the death of a loved one.
Every year, the hospice must raise more than £4.3 million to meet its running costs which equates to around £12,000 per day. 70% of this sum comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.
Unique senior manager Mir Patel said: “Unique Window Systems has a firm commitment to corporate social responsibility, and we believe it’s important to give something back to the local communities that are home to many of our team, our suppliers, and our customers.
“Our participation in the DIY SOS project at Treetops Hospice fully reflects this. We are delighted to support such an important and worthy venture.”
The special episode of DIY SOS The Big Build for Children in Need featuring products from Unique Window Systems was screened earlier this month on BBC1.