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Ketton man Tim Wade takes staff from his company Dynamics Cleaners in Little Bytham to Scunthorpe to volunteer for an episode of BBC programme DIY SOS: The Big Build




A cleaning company helped to transform the lives of a grief-stricken family by taking part in the BBC show DIY SOS: The Big Build.

A team from Dynamic Cleaners in Little Bytham spent two days filming the episode in Scunthorpe.

The project centred around Caroline Blanchard whose husband and daughter died after separate incidents at the family home.

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Natasha died after hitting her head in the garage and Paul later suffered a heart attack in the conservatory.

As a result the two rooms evoked painful memories for the family so the team set about transforming those areas to help Caroline and her two children move on.

Company director Tim Wade described it as "an amazing experience" and one his team would love to repeat.

The 41-year-old, of Stamford Road, Ketton, said: "If you can create that much happiness from doing such a small thing, it's worth it, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

"I don't think there was a dry eye in the group for the reveal. The family was so overwhelmed."

Tim travelled to Scunthorpe last Monday with employees Ian Clark, Ryan Clark and Ashley Mee for their part in the project.

Over the two days they put in about 60 hours between them, clearing up after the volunteers and crew.

Tim said: "It was amazing to be part of it.

"There was about 140 people there every day but it just seemed to work. It was so well organised."

During and after filming there was plenty of time get to know the show's personalities including presenter Nick Knowles and tradesman Billy Byrne.

Tim joked: "Billy's as small in real life as he looks on the telly.

"They were more than happy to chat and pose for photos."

At the end of the filming Nick told the volunteers: "We weren't sure ourselves whether we could do this as a five-day build, but it's pretty amazing what you've achieved. Remember that you've made the change, not us."

The BBC hasn't announced yet when the episode will be screened but Tim will be tuned in with his wife Karen and their children Lauren, 11, and nine-year-old Jack.



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