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.

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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.

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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.