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DIY SOS team help support Friends of Meadowside


VIDEO: WARRINGTON’S very own DIY SOS is taking place helping needy people and families via the Friends of Meadowside volunteers group based at Orford.

The facility, which helps people from across the whole of Warrington and further afield, has been set up to help those most in need, providing food and support for those who are going hungry or suffering due to Universal Credit problems.

Unlike Food Banks, those using the Friends of Meadowside facility do not have to provide any documentation and provisions are handed out on trust.

Volunteer Mark Davies, who has successfully got a DIY SOS team in to help support the project renovating a portacabin on the site near Orford Jubilee Hub on Alder Lane, Orford, said: ” These people are part of the team who worked on DIY SOS big builds with Nick Knowles on the BBC- on projects such as Veterans Street Big Build and Children in Need.

“Along with the trades and businesses of Warrington and the UK-these people are giving there time and expertise for free from 7am in a morning to 10pm at night-why you may ask-for us, for our community, for you, our users.

“So what can you do to help us? Cakes, food, drinks, time even if its brushing up-come down, get involved(no children though) come on people, it’s your community!”

The aim is to get the facility back open and up and running handing out food from next Tuesday (April 23).

Mark estimates the value of the project to be in the region of £70,000 which has been provided in free time and donated items.

So if you can lend a hand or have any provisions you can donate just turn up and offer your support.

Mark Davies (Right) with volunteers and the DIY SOS team


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