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Chadwicks lends its support to Waterford family on DIY SOS

Nov 30, 2021 | Press Releases

Chadwicks lends its support to Waterford family on DIY SOS
Builders merchants to supply vital materials and services to adapt Waterford mother of three Laura Sheridan’s family home

Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, is delighted to provide support to the Sheridan family from Waterford City in the upcoming series of DIY: SOS The Big Build Series 2.

As the exclusive building materials supplier to the show, Chadwicks will provide a wide range of materials to facilitate a significant refurbishment of the Sheridan’s home to make it fully accessible in just nine days. Products provided will include plumbing materials, doors and floors, insulation, plasterboard, paint supplies, roof windows, steel, timber, hire equipment, hardwood and garden materials.

Mother of three, Laura Sheridan, has faced insurmountable challenges over the past year. Following a battle with Covid-19 in 2020, Laura was then diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer that directly affects the immune system. As Director of Nursing in Maypark House Nursing Home and former Nurse of the Year, Laura has had to take a leave of absence to undergo aggressive cancer treatment.

Despite taking leave for her treatment, the devoted single mother struggles to find time to recuperate while minding her three young children. Laura’s twin boys (5) have autism and have a range of complex sensory and emotional needs. Laura’s utmost priority is to keep her family safe and well and ensure they have a home that caters for their specific needs. Laura is seeking help from the DIY SOS team to adapt her home for the boys’ various occupational needs as well as create a place that they can truly call home.

The Chadwicks team will be on hand to support presenter Baz Ashmawy and the DIY SOS crew at the Sheridan family home as they aim to transform it to suit the family’s specific needs.

Commenting on the partnership is Mark O’Mahony, Branch Manager at Chadwicks Waterford; “DIY: SOS The Big Build is an incredible show that helps some of Ireland’s most deserving families and we are proud to be involved in such an inspiring and worthwhile project. Laura’s story really touched us and she has gone up against incredible odds yet remains optimistic and positive about her future. We want to ensure that we create a home for Laura and her three children to enjoy and create unforgettable memories, and we feel very fortunate to be involved.”

Now in its second series, DIY SOS: The Big Build has gained national acclaim for its inspiring renovations for families in need. In each episode an army of volunteer builders, labourers, tradespeople, suppliers, friends and neighbours come together to give their time and labour to support a local family.

DIY SOS: The Big Build Series 2 will air on RTÉ in March 2022.

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