It’s always nice to see our neon signs making a difference in people’s lives and we are proud to announce that our pieces have been on TV, not once, but twice in the past few weeks, brightening the homes of two deserving families.
Rebuild Our Home
The first ever episode of “Rebuild Our Home”, aired at 8pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015 on ITV. The episode centred on the Bruce family who had lost their home to a fire while celebrating Christmas back in 2013. Much of the Bruce family’s home was completely devastated by the disaster, but one room in particular – the grandchildren’s play room – where the fire had originated, was totally destroyed.
The presenters set about rebuilding the family’s entire home and created a brand new playroom for the boys, where one of the finishing touches was a piece from us. A beautiful neon sign created a focal point in the room that read ‘Game On’, a fitting representation of the boys’ hobbies in the new room, which had been designed with the three boys in mind, containing computer game stations and a pool table.
The eldest of the grandchildren was really impressed with their new sign which he clearly identified with. If you missed the episode and would like to see how Neon Creations helped to add the finishing touch to the room, then you can see this on ITV Player for a limited time. However, much of this is covered in Julia Kendall’s recent blog post.
The Big Wigan Build
Neon Creations also took the opportunity to brighten another family’s life when DIY SOS The Big Wigan Build aired on Wednesday 10th June 2015, on BBC 1.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was given the job of redesigning the Burrows family home, to allow their son Mark to move out of his care home and back home with his family. Mark had sustained serious brain damage and paralysis after an unprovoked attack during a night out. Once a lover of music and a manager of a nightclub, Mark had his life changed forever that night and we were only too happy to help out.
We were asked to get involved with creating a sign for Mark that would tie in with his love and affinity of music, as that was the theme they were looking to recreate. We were privileged to be asked to get on board in the project and really put the work in to produce just what was needed. Laurence Llewelyn–Bowen chose a sign from the ‘Neon on Print’ collection, which featured the fast forward sign on a print of cassette tapes.
The big reveal drew a lot of emotion from not only Mark and his family, but from all the people who had helped to make this project a reality including the staff at Neon Creations who were there as well.
As you can see, we’re always delighted to get involved with special projects, and we think our pieces have really made a difference for these two worthy causes. However, if you’re looking for a neon sign to brighten up yours, or someone else’s home, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.