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Nick Knowles and his army of volunteers travel to four locations around the UK to forever change the lives of struggling families.

Hundreds of volunteers gave up their time for this series of DIY SOS: The Big Build, helping to build, renovate and transform homes in Scunthorpe, Cornwall and Weston-Super-Mare.

But the BBC One series kick offs with an extra special episode for BBC Children in Need in Caswell Bay, Swansea.

Nick Knowles says: “Our determined team have been here, there and everywhere getting stuck into some of our most ambitious builds to date. Along the way we’ve met families struggling against huge odds to keep their heads above the water, but as always the tradespeople and suppliers of the UK have proved to be generous and ready to get stuck in for a good cause.”'

“As ever, hundreds of volunteers answered our call to help, giving up their time to help people in need in their community. This series is full of the community kindness, loving families and life-affirming moments that the audience expects from every DIY SOS. It all kicks off with an incredible build for a wonderful organisation supported by BBC Children in Need and completed within tough Covid guidelines.”

The BBC Children in Need special on November 12 sees volunteer tradespeople completely transform the fortunes of Surfability UK, a community interest company that gives surfing lessons to people with disabilities and learning difficulties, and receives funding from BBC Children in Need. Surfability UK’s current base - a dilapidated out of use bus stop shelter - is turned into a state of the art eco-friendly surf centre.

Paolo Proto, Executive Producer for BBC Studios’ DIY SOS: The Big Build, says: “I am constantly humbled by what is achieved by the thousands of brilliant volunteers who make these builds happen, and want to thank them all. In this series together we’ve helped people struggling with a range of issues, from depression and loss to disability and life-limiting illnesses. At a time when the world is in the midst of a crisis DIY SOS proves once again that when people and communities come together there is hope and that the amazing can happen.”

DIY SOS: the Big Build airs on BBC One.


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