McDermott Homes gives a helping hand to DIY SOS

DIY SOS were recently in the Blackburn area transforming the rundown parish rooms at St Silas’ Church into accommodation and a support centre to help vulnerable young homeless people under the age of 18.

When McDermott Homes heard DIY SOS’s cries for help for local tradespeople and volunteers to assist with a special Children in  Need project, McDermott Homes were quick off the mark and sent  a number of guys along to help this fantastic cause.

Alongside Nick Knowles, his team and hundreds of volunteers our guys worked day and night in order to turn the vision into reality.

The project is working with Nightsafe, a Blackburn charity which provides support to young people aged 16 to 24 who are homeless or vulnerably housed. The centre will house those who are in need of support, that may be helping them to finish education or training, to promotion of life skills before people move on into independent living.

Rob Rudkin, Construction Director for McDermott Homes said  “It was a great opportunity to help such a fantastic cause and our guys thoroughly enjoyed being part of the project. We hope that the centre helps to transform the lives of many young people in the local area for years to come.”

The transformation is due to be aired this coming November as part of the DIY SOS Children in Need 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for this amazing programme.