Howarth supports ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’ in Scunthorpe with ‘first fix’ donation

by Rob

Pictured at the BBC DIY SOS- revail at 21 Skippingdale Road, Scunthorpe.DN15 8NU.
is Howards Timber Scunthorpe Branch Manager Mark Rastall with DIY SOS’s Team , and Howard Timbers Lee Busby.
Image Steve Parkin

The Scunthorpe branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has donated a large amount of materials to a deserving local family to support the BBC’s flagship renovation show, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

The DIY SOS team transformed the home of Caroline Blanchard and her two children, Paige and Reece, following the tragic death of her husband Paul and daughter Natasha in two separate tragedies at their home.

The couple lost their seven-year-old daughter, Natasha, in 2007 following a freak accident involving a mini-moto in the garage. Just nine years later, after 22 hospital visits, Paul Blanchard tragically passed away following a cardiac arrest.

The ‘big build’ was completed over just five days during April 2019 and included new access across the back of the house, a completely new and redesigned kitchen and renovating the living room, three bedrooms and bathroom.

Howarth supplied a large range of materials for the project’s ‘first fix’, which supported opening up the rear of the house to the newly-landscaped garden.

“We couldn’t be happier to be supporting a more deserving family and allow them to rediscover the joy in living in their home,” said Scunthorpe branch manager, Mark Rastall.

“DIY SOS is a fantastic show that makes a huge difference to families across the UK.”

“As a company, we’re committed to supporting community projects across the UK, and it makes us exceptionally proud to have improved the lives of this amazing family and we wish them happiness in their newly refurbished home.”

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is one of the UK’s leading timber and builders’ merchants, employing over 1000 people across its head office and 33 branches.

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