DIY SOS is coming to Waterford City and they need YOU to help change a family’s life!
Series 2 is now in full swing and in November, we are packing up our tools and heading down to ‘The Déise’. We will be building from Monday the 22nd of November to Wednesday the 1st of December to help change the life of a brave mum of three.
Laura Sheridan, beams with positivity, but it’s been a tough year for this young Mum, who is also an award-winning Nurse. After recovering from Covid, Laura was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system. Furthermore, her beautiful twin boys (5) have autism and as a result of this, they have a range of complex sensory and emotional needs. Laura, a Director of Nursing, who won a prestigious award as ‘Nurse of the Year’ is really missing the residents of the local nursing home where she works, Maypark House, but her illness has forced her to take time off to undergo aggressive cancer treatment. Chemotherapy is taking its toll and finding time to rest and recuperate is just not an option for this devoted Mammy.
Like every mother, all Laura wants to do is to keep her children safe and happy and the DIY SOS Big Build team are here to do exactly that, by adapting Laura’s home to meet the boys’ occupational needs.
But as you all know, we can’t do it alone, so we need the good people of Waterford to help us out. Groundworkers, Ticketed Machine Drivers, Carpenters, General Labourers, Plumbers, Electricians, Slabbers, Plasterers, Joiners, Clean up Volunteers, Pavers and Landscapers, Tilers, Registration Volunteers – you name the trade, we need you there!
We also need local companies who can assist us by supplying goods and materials for external works: plant hire, grab hire, skips and waste management, scaffolding, gardening and landscaping products.
For the interiors we need joinery, shelving, furniture, wallpaper, extensive homewares, photography and frames, tiles, bedding, mirrors etc.
For Site Support we need traffic management, site security, van drivers, transport companies, containers/site storage, marquees, accommodation, and printers.
For Catering: We need to feed our hardworking volunteers so we are looking for catering companies or local restaurants to provide our daily meals. Breakfast rolls, snacks and drinks are also needed to fuel our 100+ hardworking troops.
If you’d like to get involved, please email your name, number, your trade or what you can supply
to email@example.com or text or call 083 013 9827.