Working with BBC DIY SOS Children in Need 2022

Working with BBC DIY SOS Children in Need 2022

We were delighted to donate a large number of plants and trees to Leeds charity  Getaway Girls, who featured on the BBC One series ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

Our products were used as part of a life-changing transformation of the charity’s new headquarters for BBC Children in Need 2022.

Each year, the DIY SOS team take on a big build for Children in Need, with this year’s recipient being Leeds-based Getaway Girls.

The charity

Getaway Girls, which was established in 1987, is a fantastic organisation which has been supporting and empowering young women in Leeds for more than 30 years. The charity’s mission is to ensure that all young women and girls in the city region can lead a safe, healthy and fulfilled life.

Their team focuses on six key areas: empowerment, collaboration, compassion, equality and inclusion, creativity and innovation, and voice and influence.

The project

The ambitious project saw a piece of land in Seacroft transformed into a new headquarters for the charity. Fully equipped with a multi-purpose activity space, creche, music and media studio, counselling rooms, office space, a full kitchen, parking space and a garden area.

That’s where we came in!

The plants

Outdoor space is key to leading a healthy life, so we were delighted to donate 148 individual pieces across seven varieties of plants and trees to the project.

Our supply included:

  • 25 Asplenium scolopendrium
  • 3 Acer palm. diss. 'Garnet'
  • 30 Lavandula 'Hidcote'
  • 20 Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
  • 30 Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
  • 10 Camassia quamash 'Orion' pack' Bulbs
  • 30 Verbena bonariensis 'Lollypop'

Johnsons of Whixley is a three-generation family business located in North Yorkshire, equidistant between York and Harrogate, with over 100 years’ experience in growing and supplying trees, shrubs and plants to UK-wide planting schemes. Being at the heart of Yorkshire ourselves, this project was close to our hearts.

This opportunity to support such an incredible local organisation was incredibly rewarding and we hope that the outdoor spaces created in this project will be enjoyed for years to come.

If you have a project that you’d like us to get involved with, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today.

Posted 18th Oct 3:35pm