Espresso and cappuccino coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has helped kit out a Blackpool-based young carers’ centre which has been renovated by DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC Children in Need Special.
The Birmingham-based business has donated one of its flagship espresso machines, the Velocino, to the young carers’ centre which provides support for young carers, some as young as 5.
The renovation will be documented on the show, airing in mid-November, where viewers will see the transformation of the carers centre from a run-down, neglected Victorian house, into an inspiring and homely base for young carers.
The property is owned by Blackpool Carers Centre, a charity which receives BBC Children in Need funding to provide out-of-school respite and training activities as well as peer support for young carers.
As well as providing a coffee grinder, water filter, milk fridge, barista kit, cups and glasses, the Fracino team has volunteered to install the machine and train staff at the centre.