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June 15th, 2011

Doree Bonner Help DIYSOS Team Transform Lives

DIYSOS: Big Build

Doree Bonner were pleased to donate their skills and time to help a struggling single mum and her son whose house was being renovated by the BBC’s DIYSOS team.

The BBC1 show relies on the generosity of local companies and volunteers to transform the houses and the lives of people in need.  Louise Lee and her son Thomas, who suffers from Autistic spectrum disorder, were living in what DIYSOS presenter Nick Knowles described as a ‘tin tent’ due to the exposed metal sheets for walls. The 32-year-old single mum said: “I have been struggling to maintain the house, we live with a duvet on the sofa at all times as it’s freezing.”

Louise had been able to carry about minor repairs but could not afford to fix the major problems, including inadequate insulation and exposed wires. Local carpenters from JKJ Carpentry in Bexley and A.C. Wilgar, a central heating company in Orpington, were among the 50 tradesmen and television crew who helped spruce up the run-down house in Ruskin Grove, Dartford.  Doree Bonner moved Louise’s belongings in and out of their storage facilities, whilst the 10 day renovation took place. Thanks to the SOS team and the help of local tradesmen and businesses, including Doree Bonner, they now have a lovely home.

The Dartford episode of DIYSOS: The Big Build is due to be aired in October.


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