Lynn McManus, founder of Pathways 4 All and Dave Farrow, area manager (North East) at Jewson.

Jewson lends a hand to local children’s centre

Published:  06 September, 2013

Jewson has recently donated free building materials to help convert an old council building into a soft play centre for children with disabilities in Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Tim Lamb Centre is a charitable project run by Pathways 4 All, which will be featured on Channel Five’s new TV series ‘Construction Squad: Operation Home Front’.

Pathways 4 All was established after founder Lynn McManus and her adopted child, who has special needs, were asked to leave a soft play area due to the child’s behaviour making other parents feel uncomfortable.

The new centre will provide numerous facilities including a soft play area, sensory room, IT suite for siblings, café, crèche, parents’ room as well as a free play room for clubs and birthday parties.

Jewson branches in Durham and Newcastle have donated free materials worth £10,000 to the project, including plasterboard, doors, sustainable timber and fixings.

Dave Farrow, area manager (North East) for Jewson, said: “We were more than happy to assist Pathways 4 All in converting the old building. It was great to have the opportunity to contribute towards such a worthwhile cause in the local community.”

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