Clayton Park, James Hall & Co.’s company owned bakery, has supported BBC One’s latest DIY SOS programme, donating pies and cream cakes for the volunteers and workers making the programme’s latest transformation possible.
Issuing a call for volunteers, tradespeople and local businesses, the team are working on St Silas’ Church in Blackburn, converting the church’s extensive space into accommodation for vulnerable 16-18 year olds living in the area, and those supported by local charity, Nightsafe.
Nightsafe has been operating for 30 years and supports young people in Blackburn with Darwen who are affected by homelessness, helping them to find safe accommodation, regular meals and providing holistic services such as counselling and life coaching.
St Silas’ Church will be transformed into a dedicated safe centre for Nightsafe, and in particular for vulnerable 16-18 year olds living in Blackburn.
Barry Thomas, Managing Director at Clayton Park Bakery said: “We were delighted to be able to play a small part in this fantastic community initiative and help the workers and volunteers involved in creating a safe place for vulnerable young people in Blackburn.”