MKM’s branch in Anlaby is to feature on the BBC’s DIY SOS after donating to a project in assistance of a local family in Hull.
The featured project focuses on Darren and his family’s home in Hessle, Hull. After becoming paralysed from the waist down through a spinal cord injury, Darren has had trouble caring for his adopted son Oliver, who also uses a wheelchair. After losing his wife on Boxing Day, Darren is now the single main carer for Oliver and his two other sons, which have demanded a number of adaptations to the property.
Through the work of a team of volunteers, Darren’s home has been transformed with changes including a first floor side extension and through-floor lift, which has allowed him to care for his sons.
Materials were supplied by MKM’s Anlaby branch and included bricks, cement, plaster, lintels, sand, gravel, plywood and timber.
Ian Pratt, Branch Director at MKM Anlaby, commented: “We’re delighted to have been involved in such an amazing project. This was an inspiring process which brought everyone together and showed the local Hull community at its very best.
“With so many people kindly donating their own time and supplies, it goes to show just how proud a community we are. We hope the family can now enjoy their home with the range of adaptations that have been made.”