VOLUNTEERS who gave up a weekend to transform a unit for disabled children in Sheffield were on hand for its official reopening.
Workers from Barnsley-based Dransfield Properties, who carried out the makeover at Ryegate Children’s Centre, Broomhill, joined staff, children and parents.
Mark Dransfield, managing director led a 20-strong team which carried out work worth around £100,000.
They created a bright-yellow entrance, fitted exterior cladding, a new ceiling, repainted the interior, created a sensory room, added new storage facilities, consulting bays and replaced doors, flooring, and lighting.
New toys and equipment were bought.
The Ryegate Therapy Block is the home of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy services for children with disabilities and is run by Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Each year, the centre provides more than 3,000 treatment sessions.
Mr Dransfield said: “We worked in shifts from Friday afternoon through to Sunday night and the commitment from the whole team was incredible.
“We are delighted to support the Ryegate Centre in this way. Everyone who has taken part should feel really proud of themselves because so many children will benefit.”
Jenny Featherstone, team leader for community physiotherapy and occupational therapy service said: “It has been a fantastic transformation.
“When staff arrived at work there were gasps of amazement and a real sense of wow. We are so grateful.”