DIY SOS: Million Pound Build for Children in Need: Blackpool

DIY SOS: Million Pound Build for Children in Need: Blackpool

Series 28



In the last episode we saw the team put a garden on a rooftop at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This time round they’re rather more down to earth, but their project, tied in to this year’s Children in Need campaign, is no less ambitious.

They’re in Blackpool at Blenheim House, which is owned by a charity that receives CiN funding to help young carers. These children need all the support they can get, but at the moment Blenheim House is run-down and neglected. It’s up to the gang and a host of willing volunteers to transform the ramshackle building and its overgrown garden into a fun, supportive base. The guest designer is Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: his usually flamboyant ideas might be just the ticket…


DIY SOS highlights the plight of nation's 250,000 young carers, who look after their parents on a daily basis. Blackpool Carers Trust, which is supported by funding from Children in Need, provides limited out-of-school respite and training activities for some of these carers - but its current centre is bursting at the seams. It has now inherited a run-down property, which is bigger but will require the renovation of a neglected building and a huge overgrown garden - and that's where Nick and the team come in, with help from designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nick Knowles
Contributor Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Director Helga Berry
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Hamish Summers
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