Morecambe tradesman answers DIY SOS call for war hero

David Lloyd from Morecambe with Nick Knowles, host of BBC1 show DIY SOS and other members of the crew.
David Lloyd from Morecambe with Nick Knowles, host of BBC1 show DIY SOS and other members of the crew.
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A tradesman from Morecambe has answered the DIY SOS call and said it was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life.

David Lloyd joined a crew of volunteers working to renovate a home for a Forces veteran who lost his leg in Afghanistan.

Now flooring boss David will appear on the Christmas episode of the hit BBC1 TV show DIY SOS.

The programme sees host Nick Knowles form a team to help transform the homes of families across Britain and David loved being part of it.

“It was amazing to see what it meant to the guy and his family,” he said.

David, who owns Bay Flooring in Morecambe, volunteered for the show after seeing a last minute appeal for help on Facebook.

The project was in Manchester, where last year a DIY SOS crew began renovating a street into a community for war veterans, many of whom have been injured.

David, 34, worked in the veterans’ village alongside the Army, general volunteers and the DIY SOS team for three days, sometimes working until midnight.

He enjoyed speaking to Nick Knowles who he said “remembers everybody’s name”.

David got involved in the show after replying to a 
social media call to arms from fellow tradesman Addam Smith, who created a charity called Band of Builders to help tradespeople in need.

Addam. from Lincoln, set up Band of Builders after a friend and employee was diagnosed with terminal cancer.