Category Archives: BBC Children in Need

Rompa always get involved in the BBC Children in Need appeal and even donated a Sensory Room to the Yard in Edinburgh as part of the DIY SOS: Big Build Project for Children in Need 2012.

Children In Need Activities!

It’s Children in Need today!

We have had a lot of fun in the office all to raise money for this worthy cause.

We have had a dress down day in spots or stripes. Raffled off some fantastic prizes donated by our own colleagues and by some of our generous suppliers. We asked Rompa colleagues to donate to create a Christmas hamper – we got so much stuff that we made 4! People have brought in some home-made crafts and rocking Christmas jumpers to sell and we even had a guess the name of a humongous turtle!

The raffle was drawn at lunch time today and some very happy members took home things like a bottle of Moet, fine biscuits and I even took home a big bottle of Barcardi – (Merry Christmas to me!)

The final balance is being totaled as we speak but I hear a rumour that we have broken the £250 mark a fantastic effort.

Well done to everyone and if you want to make a difference and help Children in Need visit:

Children in Need | DIY SOS: The Big Build

Dan Casey

Dan Casey

The question on everyones lips in the office this morning is “Did you see it?” The answer is always “Yes! Wasn’t great?” This now familiar conversation has echoed round the warehouse, production floor and office and there is a real buzz at Rompa’s involvement in such a worthy cause. The worthy cause in question was a project to renovate The Yard in Edinburgh, a play centre for Children with special needs, that saw 300 trades and suppliers descend to completely overhaul the dilapidated centre in just 9 days.


Rompa’s part in this project was to donate a state of the art sensory room that children will use to stimulate or relax their state as required. Among the many items in the BBC sensory room where Rompa’s Talking Cube controller, Colour Match Panel, Bubble Tube and one of our latest innovations the Rompa Bubble Wall!

The open mouth reactions to the room by the DIY SOS team when they played with the Talking Cube and saw the colour of all the components in room change in unison was priceless. There were tears of joy on reveal day and more astoundment from The Yard’s staff when they saw the room. We’re all very proud of Rompa’s involvment in Children in Need and special thanks go to James C and Mark J for delivering such a successful sensory room.

For a full list of items installed in the BBC Children in Need sensory room and individual reactions to project from those involved visit our Children in Need page by clicking here.