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Over 130 businesses attended the DIY SOS Trades Day at Treetops Hospice to kickstart the Big Build for Children in Need.

We were thrilled to welcome local, regional and national trades people to the hospice on Tuesday 15 August.

From joiners and plumbers, to carpenters and designers, we are incredibly grateful to everyone who's donating their expertise, time and materials to build us a brand-new children's counselling and therapy centre.

Get involved

We still welcome support from local trades people. Please let us know how you can help.

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Group of people wearing high-viz vests and hard hats getting a briefing

We have another huge build ahead of us in Derbyshire, which will provide a crucial space for children and their families who are going through some of the toughest times. If you have a trade, a skill, can spare some time to graft or can help us with materials then get in touch. It’ll be a blast.”

~ Nick Knowles

What is the DIY SOS Big Build for Children in Need?

In September, DIY SOS will once again be partnering with Radio 2, to deliver this year’s BBC Children in Need Big Build.

Nick Knowles, and his trusty team of Chris, Billy and designer Gabrielle Blackman, will be joined by BBC Radio 2 presenters.

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They will don their steel toe capped boots, high viz and hard hats to help make a difference. They’ll be joined by an army of volunteers to create the children's centre - from the ground up - in just 10 days.

How will the centre help bereaved children?

The centre will benefit traumatically bereaved children and families across Derbyshire for many years to come.

The team will build bespoke rooms for counselling and complimentary therapy.  The centre will also include a multi-functional area.  

BBC Children in Need and Treetops Hospice

BBC Children in Need have supported Treetops Hospice since 2010. Their funding has provided counselling to hundreds of bereaved children and families during that time.

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