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IWA teams up with Nightsafe for DIY SOS Children in Need Big Build project.

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We are delighted to have been able to work alongside the brilliant team from local charity Nightsafe, St. Silas’ Church Community and the BBC, to help design a new supported housing facility!

DIY SOS, BBC One’s popular property renovation show, will head to Blackburn with Darwen later this year to take on an ambitious build to benefit local charity Nightsafe.

The DIY SOS Big Build BBC Children in Need special will see Nick Knowles and his team complete the conversion of a rundown church hall, originally built in the early 1800’s, into accommodation and a support centre for Nightsafe: a Blackburn charity which provides support for young people aged 16 t0 24 who are homeless or vulnerably housed. The show will air this November during BBC Children in Need Appeal week.

DIY SOS is currently appealing for tradespeople including; electricians, plumbers, carpenters, plasterers and decorators to offer support with the transformation in September. There will be a ‘volunteer trades day’ on Tuesday 13 August, those interested in attending or helping the build must email ahead of the trades day to :

The build will then be Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 12th September 2019 with the episode broadcasting in November 2019.

More information on the charity and the project can be found at: