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New College Stamford team to appear on DIY SOS

New College Stamford student Liam Adams joined Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team in transforming the home of severely disabled Dakota Read EMN-140519-130735001

New College Stamford student Liam Adams joined Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team in transforming the home of severely disabled Dakota Read EMN-140519-130735001

New College Stamford students will appear on BBC One show DIY SOS tonight (Monday).

A group of apprentices from the college’s construction department were drafted in to support the transformation of severely disabled Dakota Read’s home in Weston Hills, Spalding.

They helped to completely remodel Dakota’s home after doctors advised her family that improvements to her environment could increase her life expectancy.

In February last year, Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team moved in to Dakota’s home and alongside the support of various local tradesmen, began to implement the changes that would make her life easier and happier.

Carpentry and joinery apprentice Liam Adams said: “There was a great sense of achievement, camaraderie, and personal satisfaction, as well as great opportunities to learn how to work under pressure and as part of a team, but with an important goal.

“As an apprentice it was also a good opportunity to work in close proximity to other trades, helping each other out with jobs and learning new skills by working in occupied homes.”

Dakota suffers from quadriplegic dystonic cerebal palsy so can’t walk or talk, but viewers will get to see the invaluable contribution the transformation will make to her quality of life.

The show airs tonight (Monday) at 9pm.

 

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