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The Big Build - Welwyn Garden City

The team renovates Sascha's home to provide her with a dedicated dialysis room, meaning she will no longer have to endure intensive dialysis at hospital.

Kidney failure has meant that midwife Sascha has to endure intensive dialysis at hospital just to stay alive. This intense dialysis for hours on end, five days a week, places her body under immense stress with the constant threat of life-risking blood clots. If this continues, Sascha, a mother to four children, has a life expectancy of just a few years.

However, Sascha could do self-dialysis daily from her home, and the increase in frequency and the decrease in intensity would mean her life expectancy and lifestyle would improve dramatically. So that is where DIY SOS and the generous volunteers and trades of Billy's home turf, Welwyn Garden City, step up to help one of their own.

In an emotionally charged episode, Sascha's family home is completely renovated and extended to include a dedicated home-dialysis room for Sascha, which offers her a lifeline and extra years with her loving family.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Snow Patrol

    Give Me Strength

  • 00:01

    Woodkid

    Run Boy Run

  • 00:02

    Tom Baxter

    Miracle

  • 00:03

    Jon Hopkins

    Abandon Window

  • 00:03

    Coldplay

    O

  • 00:05

    Kasabian

    British Legion

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    Kasabian

    British Legion

  • 00:06

    Patrick James

    Redemption Days

  • 00:07

    Josh Osho

    Redemption Days

  • 00:09

    Take That

    Hold Up A Light

  • 00:09

    The Prodigy

    Stand Up

  • 00:10

    Babyshambles

    You Talk

  • 00:11

    Rebecca Ferguson

    Glitter Gold

  • 00:13

    Ellie Goulding

    Home

  • 00:13

    The Wanted

    All Time Low

  • 00:14

    Rae Morris

    Skin

  • 00:16

    Rae Morris

    From Above

  • 00:16

    Portishead

    Roads

  • 00:19

    Gary Barlow

    Let Me Go

  • 00:20

    Orbital

    Halcyon

  • 00:21

    Florence + the Machine

    How Big, How Blue

  • 00:21

    Rebecca Ferguson

    Bones

  • 00:22

    Rebecca Ferguson

    Bones

  • 00:24

    The Tony Hatch Orchestra

    Downtown

  • 00:28

    The Streets

    Don't Mug Yourself

  • 00:28

    Turin Brakes

    Slack

  • 00:29

    Elbow

    Weather To Fly

  • 00:31

    The Wanted

    Glad You Came

  • 00:35

    London Grammar

    Metal & Dust

  • 00:36

    London Grammar

    Metal & Dust

  • 00:28

    The Streets

    Don't Mug Yourself

  • 00:26

    Turin Brakes

    Underdog

  • 00:39

    Noah and the Whale

    L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

  • 00:39

    Snow Patrol

    This Isn't Everything You Are

  • 00:40

    Snow Patrol

    This Isn't Everything You Are

  • 00:42

    Woodkid

    Run Boy Run

  • 00:43

    London Grammar

    Hey Now

  • 00:47

    Olly Murs

    Hand On Heart

  • 00:49

    Rae Morris

    This Time

  • 00:48

    Olly Murs

    Dear Darlin'

  • 00:48

    Eliza Doolittle

    Walking On Water

  • 00:50

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Salvation

  • 00:51

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Salvation

  • 00:52

    Coldplay

    Adventure Of A Lifetime

  • 00:53

    Eliza and the Bear

    Cruel

  • 00:54

    Embrace

    Gravity

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    Leona Lewis

    Fireflies

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Knowles
Participant Mark Millar
Participant Billy Byrne
Participant Chris Frediani
Participant Julian Perryman
Participant Gabrielle Blackman
Director Steve Peet
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Hamish Summers

Broadcasts

  • Thu 15 Jun 2017 21:00
  • Tue 4 Jul 2017 08:00
  • Tue 3 Jul 2018 20:00
  • Thu 31 Oct 2019 20:00

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