BBC’s DIY SOS to help Leeds’ charity Getaway Girls build new home

Work begins in nine days.

The Leeds-based charity wants to empower girls and young women.

BBC Radio 2 announced the news that the BBC’s TV series, DIY SOS is taking on a new challenge in Leeds for a good cause.

Coming together with an army of volunteers and presenters from the channel, the project will begin in just nine days time but DIY SOS is appealing for people with a trade, skill or craft that live, work or can travel to the area of Seacroft, Leeds and help with the charity project.

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles has said that the project is going to make a “real difference” to the women of Leeds and beyond that Getaway Girls support and the new home will offer a “much-needed safe space”.

The charity supports young women ages 11-25. / Image: Getaway Girls

BBC Children in Need has dedicated £126,566.00 to Getaway Girls, noting that the money will “improve their self-esteem, awareness of CSE, and aspirations” through the charity’s actions.

Getaway Girls is a Leeds-based charity that inspires and empowers girls and young women from the ages of 11 to 25 and beyond. The idea is that anyone can learn new skills and build their confidence, resilience and aspirations alike by meeting like-minded individuals and

Throughout the 30 years that the charity has been operating, Getaway Girls has supported over 13,500 young women.

The charity inspires women across Leeds. / Image: Getaway Girls

The BBC reported that the Director of Getaway Girls, Flavia Docherty has said: “We are thrilled to have been given this amazing opportunity and couldn’t be more excited for the future of the charity.

“Without Children In Need’s funding we wouldn’t have been able to continue our work for this long and have the impact that we have done for girls and young women in Leeds over the years.”

More information is expected to be announced over the coming days about this exciting new project.

The project will begin early next month. / Image: DIY SOS, Twitter

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To find out more about the charity, or for more information on how you can support young women in Leeds, visit the Getaway Girls website.

Feature Image- DIY SOS, Twitter

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