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Electric Center Newcastle East Supports DIY SOS in North Shields

Mark Anson EC Newcastle East Rep with DIY SOS Team

Local tradespeople descended on a house in North Shields in August to help the BBC’s DIY SOS team for the popular ‘Big Build’ TV show which sees them transform the homes of families in need.

Among the people answering the call for help were the guys from Electric Center Newcastle East.

Manager, Scott Cassidy takes up the story;

‘One of our top customers offered his help in project managing the electrical work on the job and we were more than happy to provide our support in terms of supplying all of the first fix electrical products’

DIY SOS relies on the generosity and support of the local community to transform the lives of those who desperately need their help. The house in North Shields was desperately in need of extension and adaptation to make it more suitable for the family whose three-year-old daughter has a rare genetic condition, CHARGE syndrome requiring 24-hour care.

The work was completed within 2 weeks and the team at Electric Center was delighted to join with presenter Nick Knowles and his team and with tradespeople from across the local community to help give the family the home that they so desperately needed.

The programme will be transmitted in a few months’ time on BBC1 – the actual date is as yet unannounced.

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