A dream den
Perspex Distribution recently supported the popular CBBC Channel children’s makeover series ‘The Dengineers’ on a special episode that aired in December.
Already in its third series, The Dengineers is a popular CBBC programme that builds dens for deserving children across the UK, most of whichare designed or individual children in their back gardens. However, every series it also creates a Community Den, such as thoseit built for a specialist school for children with complex medical conditions and a community centre for children in a disadvantaged neighbourhood.
During the summer, The Dengineers visited Claire House Children’s Hospice in Liverpool, a BBC Children in Need supported charity, to build its biggest den yet, which used Perspex acrylic to help create a magical Party Zone and an accessible rope swing cage for patients of Claire House and their families to enjoy.
The Perspex factory supplied a selection of yellow, red, blue and green acrylic sheets,which were then cut into various decorative shapes for use in the interactive zones. In addition, printed signage was used to inject fun into the Party Zone, which also featured Perspex colours as part of an illuminated wall feature.
Commenting on the project, Sege Rosella, one of the deisgners working on The Dengineers said: “Claire’s House does amazing work at its Wirral-based hospice and has recently acquired a new site near Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, which will initially offer day care services to children with life limiting conditions, who are consequently unable to play in the same way as other children. Having invited ideas and suggestions from the children and their families, we have built them their own dream den in the form of a fantastic tree village that provides them with a safe space where they, and their siblings, can play and make happy memories together.”
For further information on Claire House Childrens’ Hospice visit:www.clairehouse.org.uk/about-us
For further information on Perspex Distribution, visit: www.perspex.co.uk