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14.11.12

telent helps BBC Children in Need with DIY SOS: The Big Build

telent Technology Services Ltd, a leading provider of telecommunication solutions, are very proud to have been involved in helping BBC Children in Need as part of a BBC 1 special programme: “DIY SOS: The Big Build”.

The programme features the renovation of a centre for children with additional needs in Edinburgh. The Yard helps children and young people from 3 to 25. It is an indoor and outdoor space that welcomes the whole family. This year the centre celebrates 25 years of helping families deal with the demands of daily life, giving the young people a space to develop their confidence and encouraging them to make lasting friendships.

The Yard receives a grant towards its costs from BBC Children in Need. But the building and its outdoor space were in desperate need of a total overhaul. telent donated and installed traffic signal poles and signal heads to BBC Children in Need to provide a children’s height, life-like pedestrian crossing for The Yard.

The build took ten days from the end of September to the beginning of October. In all over three hundred people helped transform both building and outdoor play area. Though the days were long and the work demanding the experience of taking part was one never to be forgotten. Ian Cogan, Regional Manager for telent’s Technology Solutions business described it as “a fantastic project to be involved in, telent are very proud to have been given this opportunity to play a small part in creating a fantastic play area for these children, and one that will help them develop skills for coping in the real world.”

DIY SOS: The Big Build Children in Need Special will be shown on BBC1 on Wednesday 14th November.

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