Corby charity seeks DIY help for new home launch

The charity's new home.
The charity's new home.

Members of a Corby charity are seeking people to help them in their very own DIY SOS call.

Maplefields Circle of Friends, which helps individuals and families with disabilities, will hold a grand opening at its new Coronation Park Pavilion home with a fun day on June 10.

The current toilets.

The current toilets.

But before they do so they need help from the community to make it their own and get it up to scratch.

Corrina Bradshaw, governor at Maplefields Academy, said: “Maplefields Circle of Friends is a very lucky organisation to have secured a building to call our home.

“We are in need of some help from local tradesmen and businesses to potentially donate some time to help get the building up to the requirements for our disabled service users and the local community.

“The building desperately needs updating to make it look fresh and inviting.”

The non-profit organisation which aims to enhance the lives of those living with additional physical and mental health needs, has already secured services and donations of equipment from local people.

But they still need help with the following:

- Electricians

- Decorators

- 10-litre floor tile paint - black or grey

- Single door bathroom cabinet

- Corner bathroom cabinet

- Kitchen tiles

The work needs to be done by June 6 in time for the June 10 launch.

The group still has some stalls available, which are £10 within the marquee and £15 if you bring your own gazebo (a maximum 3.5m x 3.5m with as many tables as you like).

Corrina added: “We also have been selected by Tesco for their Bags for Life scheme and voting is open now until June 30 in the Corby store.

“If shopping in Tesco please ask at the till for your tokens and place in the corresponding box which says Maplefields Circle of Friends.

“If we win on this scheme this will help towards a playscheme for children with disabilities.”

Those to have contributed so far include: B&Q, Wickes, Paul Bradshaw and family, Corby Covers, Michaela Stephens, Mari Crosby, Howdens in Corby, Kate from the Grampian kitchen, Travis Perkins, PHS plumbing and TLC Plastering and Carpentry.

If you can help, email