|Date:||October 8, 2019|
CAN YOU HELP?
Northants Radio feel honoured having been given approval to support and share updates throughout this worthy project with our Northamptonshire Community.
During the build we’ll share daily updates, interviews, and progress of the project and if required, reach out to our Community for any further assistance from trades or suppliers.
The team are thankful for the great response they have received from the local community, however they are always in need of additional trades and suppliers.
DIY SOS NEEDS YOU!
The BBC ONE series is coming to do a Big Build in Corby, Northamptonshire!
Build dates: Tues 8th – Thurs 17th October
The team will be helping a local family to rebuild their home and lives. We are looking for tradespeople and suppliers who are willing to be a part of the show by donating time and skills, supplies and materials.
We offer lots of fun on site, lovely hot meals, the experience of a lifetime and the chance to turn a family’s life around.
To join the build, please email diysosCorby@bbc.co.uk as soon as possible with your trade, availability and telephone contact details.
16 year old Jordan Hutchison has cerebral palsy and epilepsy but incredibly Jordan has won many awards over the years for his fundraising one of which was a Courage Award at a Northamptonshire Achievement Award’s after raising £30,000 for two sensory rooms in a local school for other disabled children. He’s a growing boy with a very strong mind, he just wants to develop like any other boy his age but just doesn’t have the space or facilities in which to do so. All he wants is a bedroom with a wet room – he just wants some independence. All his family want is a home, again. Jordan lives with his parents Jackie, Colin and his younger brother and sister. However, they all currently live at their grandmothers, as their house became uninhabitable after they started building work and running out of money. Grandma’s house is cramped with Colin and Jackie sleeping the couch, so that the children can sleep in the bedrooms. Colin is the Jordan’s primary carer, he has saved his life a few times due to epileptic seizures during his sleep. Colin is now training to be a football manager. Jacqueline had to get a new job and now works in a children’s home because they are desperate for the money to finish the build to a living standard. Jacqueline’s health was deteriorating due to the stress of finances and the delayed build, she has collapsed recently. The house renovations were started but unfortunately the initial work was substandard and they eventually ran out of money. Thankfully Paul a ‘Robin Hood’ builder came to their rescue, and he has been paying his team but not himself and doing it out of goodwill. Now they have built the walls of the extension for a wet room and accessible bedroom for Jordan but the house is a shell, with extensive plumbing, re wiring, windows, doors and flooring all to be installed. Scaffolding remains around the unfinished property. So the family desperately needs their home renovation finished for them and Jordan to flourish, and that’s where the generous DIY SOS volunteers come to the families rescue.