Tradesmen still in demand for charity revamp

Nick Knowles fronts DIY SOS: The Big Build

Nick Knowles fronts DIY SOS: The Big Build

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The team looking to transform a disused building into a new centre for young carers is still in need of traders to volunteer their skills.

DIY SOS: The Big Build for BBC Children in Need is currently gearing up to start work on the site in Newton Drive which will be handed over to Blackpool Carers once it is completed.

The show has been inundated with responses from kind local tradespeople volunteering their time and resources but they still urgently need help.

But still needed are 20 dry liners for Thursday June 30 and Friday July 1, 20 plasterers for the Friday July 1, Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3 and 30 decorators for Sunday July 3, Monday July 4 and Tuesday July 5

Those who fit the bill need to contact Lucy.Jones@bbc.co.uk.

Nick Knowles and his team are due in Blackpool for the start of work on June 28.

The BBC TV show has just 10 days to transform the property.

Among those working on the project is interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who has helped transform Blackpool’s Illuminations in recent years.

The screening of the programme is expected to coincide with the BBCs annual Children in Need appeal in November.

Last week the DIY SOS team hosted a trades day at the site with dozens of local businesses volunteering their time, skills and the materials required.