31 August 2023
True Colours aim to make a profound impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people in Newcastle, by providing a safe and inclusive space to creatively express themselves.
A majority of the charity’s members have additional needs such as neurological conditions and life limiting diagnoses.
The project has been so successful that True Colours soon grew out of their former home and were ready to move into new, larger premises.
The only problem was that the new site, a former boys’ club building in Wallsend, was derelict with no electricity, heating, natural light or disabled access. And as a small charity there were limited funds to renovate it.
That’s where the BBC One series DIY SOS: The Big Build' stepped in.
The team on the flagship home renovation programme raced into action to transform the building in their inimitable style.
City Plumbing was delighted to play a part, by donating more than 190 plumbing and heating products to support True Colours and the renovation.
The project is set to be featured on DIY SOS: The Big Build, with the grand unveiling being presented alongside Strictly Come Dancing guests. What better way to open a new performing space?
For True Colours it’s a defining moment. They now have their ‘forever home’ and are able to help even more young people in the North East, including those who had been on a waiting list to join because there simply wasn’t room for them.
It was fantastic to see the whole community take part in the transformation as the building took shape and went from derelict site to exciting performance space.
The love for True Colours was certainly shining through!
Watch the full episode on BBC iPlayer.