CHILDREN at a Criccieth primary school are benefiting from renovated toilets thanks to kind-hearted local builders.

During the summer holidays, Monique Sandercombe-Burr, whose husband, Steve, runs Eryri Builders, decided she would embark on a project at Ysgol Treferthyr to renovate their school toilets.

Monique gathered the support of local builders in Gwynedd to carry out the DIY SOS project for free over the summer holidays in time for when the children returned in September.

She said: “I took it upon myself to get this project started after seeing how much the toilets in the school needing renovating.

“Over the summer I contacted a number of local tradesmen and businesses to see if they could help out.

“I have always admired the work of local Pwllheli artist Sarah Wray, so I contacted her to do a mural and help incorporate the children’s art work.

“The children were also very much involved; they drew a number of drawings which they wanted to go on the walls.

“It was amazing how we all managed to pull together to get everything done over the summer, there was new safely flooring put down, we took all the toilets out and had all the sinks cleaned and they were jet washed down.”

Monique, whose two children, Blaize and Saffire, attend Ysgol Treferthyr, says the pupils are thrilled with their new toilets.

“The children are all extremely happy with it, they love seeing their own work on the wall as well.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the project, it really was a great thing to be part of and I’m glad it is now benefiting all the children at the school,” she added.