Tai Tarian Staff Answer Children in Need’s SOS

Tue 14 Nov 2017

The team with Nick Knowles

Staff from Tai Tarian will be in the limelight tonight as they join forces with other local organisations on the BBC TV programme DIY SOS.

The popular show recently undertook a project to build a new headquarters for the Roots Foundation Wales in Fforestfach, Swansea as part of the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal.

The Roots Foundation is a volunteer charity that supports children in care and young adults who are transitioning to independent living.  It encourages and empowers individuals to positively participate in society whilst gaining new skills and experiences.

The work to build the centre involved dozens of local companies volunteering their services in order to complete the challenge in just 11 days.  Amongst those taking part were some of Tai Tarian’s highly skilled workforce, including tree surgeons, painters, carpenters and labourers.

Chris Jones, Tai Tarian Property and Maintenance Inspector took part in the build.  He said:
“When we heard that DIY SOS were looking for people to help out at their Children in Need build in Swansea, my colleagues and I jumped at the chance to take part.  It was a great experience to be part of the project and we all felt very proud to have been able to contribute to this worthy cause.”

Tai Tarian Director of Assets Steve Tucker added:
“As an organisation Tai Tarian believes passionately in giving something back to our local communities and providing staff to take part in this project was something we were only too pleased to do.

We have a workforce with lots of different skills and it was great to see them embrace the challenge in the way that they did.  We are very proud of them for contributing so positively to the project.”

DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need will be broadcast on BBC One tonight (Wednesday 15th November) at 8pm.