Emma comes to the rescue of a BBC SOS

From left to right: Gabrielle Blackman (BBC DIY SOS Interior Designer) and Emma Scott (Designer, Emma Bunting).
From left to right: Gabrielle Blackman (BBC DIY SOS Interior Designer) and Emma Scott (Designer, Emma Bunting).
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A BUNTING businesswoman helped out a television show for a second time after receiving rather an unusual request.

Following her involvement earlier this year in a DIY SOS programme, where a team of volunteers renovate the homes of families going through tough times across the UK, Emma Scott was asked to take part in a project to refurbish a special needs indoor and outdoor adventure playground in Edinburgh called The Yard.

The organisers wanted uniquely designed Edinburgh Fringe bunting – 100 metres of long, thin strips of fabric. The surprise element was that the strips needed to be cut from hot air balloon fabric.

Mrs Scott, who lives in Espley, and friends Elizabeth Ayres and Jill Rouse cut and sliced 690 strips measuring 75cm by 10cm. The owner of Emma Bunting was there to see the reveal along with Pudsey as it was filmed for a BBC Children in Need special shown on Wednesday.

She said: “The fabric was so difficult to handle as it was terribly slippery but after a lot of trial and error, a fantastic cutting technique was established. It did require that each piece was cut individually and I can’t thank the girls enough for helping me.

“I feel honoured to be part of such an inspirational team of people who worked tirelessly to make sure that the renovation job was completed on time.”