Huntingdon charity chosen for DIY SOS-style project

Cornerstone, in Huntingdon, have won the DIY SOS competition, Scott Spence from SJS Property Service

Cornerstone, in Huntingdon, have won the DIY SOS competition, Scott Spence from SJS Property Services, with (l-r) Centre Manager Helen Turney, and volunteers Clair Cooper, and Carol Esquibel. - Credit: Archant

Hunts Post readers have voted for Cornerstone Care in Confidence for a DIY SOS-style makeover.

The charity, which offers counselling to men and women facing unplanned pregnancy or post-abortion stress, has won The Hunts Post and SJS Property Services competition for a facelift by a massive majority, receiving more than 2,500 votes.

It has recently moved to a new home in Trinity Place, Huntingdon, and the building needs a bit of a brightening up.

The other two finalists were Thongsley Fields Primary School’s Breakfast Club (817 votes) and the Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon (695).

Helen Turley, Cornerstone centre manager, said: “I am delighted and excited. We have only recently moved into a new building and we’ve not been able to have an open day yet as it is dreary.


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“We want it to be bright. People come in here at their worst moments, they are in a bit of shock. We want the rooms to have a calming effect but not dreary.”

The charity also works by appointment at Hinchingbrooke School and other secondary schools in Huntingdon.

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