SWS UK is proud to have contributed to a charitable build which saw the transformation of a disused bus shelter into a secure storage unit for a surf school which provides surfing opportunities to disabled people across the UK.
Featured on the BBC One series DIY SOS: The Big Build in November of this year, SWS has donated a SeceuroShield 38 roller shutter which was installed by their Swansea based distributor CGS Garage Doors and will be used to secure the surf centre following its life-changing renovation.
The award-winning BBC renovation show, presented by Nick Knowles and his team, take on big charitable builds to help transform the lives of deserving families and charities. In this BBC Children in Need special episode, DIY SOS came to Surfability UK, the country’s first, fully inclusive surf school located in Caswell Bay, Wales. Supporting more than 500 people from across the UK, Surfability was set up in 2013 by Ben Clifford and offers disabled people the opportunity to ‘take to the waves’ with specialist equipment and under the leadership of his team of expert instructors.
The run-down bus shelter, which is often flooded, with no electricity, running water or ventilation underwent a series of work carried out under the generosity of the local community of trades people and companies – transforming the space into a dry, well designed wet suit and surf board storage unit. SWS UK’s donated SceuroShield 38 aluminium shutter was installed for free, by CGS Garage Doors in early October, ensuring the stock and equipment needed for this commendable charity remain secure outside of its opening hours.
Commercial Director, Martin Fletcher says ‘CGS Garage Doors approached us and asked for support in contributing to the latest DIY SOS project taking place in their local area. When we read up on the charity and the remarkable work carried out by Ben and his team, we were only to pleased to donate a SeceuroShield 38 shutter to support this fantastic cause. We are proud to have worked alongside CGS Garage Doors and are confident that the shutter will provide the security and peace of mind they need to continue their impressive work at their inclusive surf school.’