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CED Stone donated products to Butterfly Effect in Harlow, featured on BBC One’s 'DIY SOS: The Big Build

Post date: 14 Dec, 2023

The DIY SOS team are back for another heart-warming episode on Monday 18th of December, and CED Stone are proud to have donated a range of products for the build, including porcelain paving, ECCOgravel stabilisation system and gravel, and our signature products CEDEC footpath gravel and boulders.

DIY SOS: The Big Build is the BBC’s flagship home renovation programme; running for more than 20 years, and in this Christmas special Nick Knowles and the team head to Harlow, Essex, to help community project - Butterfly Effect Well-Being, which aims to bring people together and improve mental health.

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The project was set up by Angela Hannibal, after losing her mum to suicide. Her mum struggled for years with mental health issues, and after her death, Angie quit her profession as a Pharmacist to try to help people like her mum. Together with fellow director Dawn, who lost her brother to suicide, they run a range of groups, workshops and classes to help people suffering with mental health struggles and experiencing social isolation and loneliness.

Currently operating from a portacabin, the Community Interest Company has been gifted a disused building by the local council. Unfortunately, it is in a state of disrepair, needing extensive internal and external works to make it fit for purpose, which is where the DIY SOS team come in. And, together with a few familiar faces from Walford, and an army of volunteers, a new hub will be created, enabling the project to offer its services to more people in need of help.

CED were delighted to get on board with the project, and after receiving an email to get involved to support this great cause, MD Giles Heap and CED Stone Director of Operations, Howard White, attended the volunteer trades day meeting.

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On looking at the fantastic design by BGR Designs and realising that we could supply the majority of hard landscaping materials on the garden, we offered our support.
And with a few phone calls to friends and suppliers, Steintec, Oakio, Stema aggregates, and EccoProducts were also in. More than happy to help.
London East Depot manager David Smith took the reins on this one and made sure that all the products for the project were picked, packaged and delivered to Cormac and the team at Conway Landscapes, on time for them to work their magic on the seven day build.
I can't thank our suppliers and staff enough for helping out and making sure everything ran smoothly.
Giles Heap - MD
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Cormac Conway and Giles Heap

As a company we are very proud to be involved and to donate our products for this amazing build, which we know will be of great benefit to residents of Harlow Town for years to come.

You can catch the episode 8pm on BBC One on Monday 18 December. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer should you miss it live.

Products donated: CECEC Gold Footpath Gravel, EMPEROR Adria Porcelain Paving, Tier Ochre, ECCOgravel30, Silver Grey Granite Aggregate, MOT Type 1, Caledonian Boulders, Slabby Sandstone Rockery, Oakio Composite Decking, Steintec Bedding Mortar, Primer and Jointing products.

How are you?

Christmas is promoted as a happy, joyous time filled with laughter, hugs and smiling faces. This is not the reality for some, many people suffer from mental health issues and experience isolation and loneliness, often exacerbated by the extra pressure Christmas puts upon us.
If Christmas is a hard time for you, please remember that you are not alone. You can Find tips on how to cope and ways to support someone else at Mind.