Trade counter group Northern Building Plastics answered the call when the DIY SOS team appealed for help with the Big Build Special it had taken on for BBC Children in Need.

The Leeds-based Getaway Girls charity now has a space that provides new offices, a creche, a music studio, counselling rooms, activity spaces plus a new garden with the help of underground drainage, soffits, fascias and rainwater goods donated by the company.

The charity helps empower young women and girls to lead safe, healthy and fulfilled lives, by improving mental health, building confidence and self-esteem.

NBP CEO Judah Wilson said: “With our head office being in Leeds, it was fantastic to be able to help out a local charity like Getaway Girls. We’ve also donated a lot as a company to Children in Need this year.

“The work that the DIY SOS team do is incredible and it’s amazing to see another example of how they are helping the local community. This project will transform the lives of so many young girls and women around Leeds and it was a no brainer for us to contribute.”

Getaway Girls CEO Flavian Docherty said: “It’s fantastic people giving up their time for free, especially at the moment, obviously people are struggling, and I think it’s amazing they’re doing this. They don’t know Getaway Girls. We just want to say thank you.”

Nick Knowles, the show’s presenter, added: “It’s a health check for the community. How is your community? Will people come out and help if they get the opportunity? The answer is yes. Wherever we go in the country, that’s true. And then for the audience, it can be really reassuring to know that there are a lot of good people in our society who do want to help.” 

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