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Bromsgrove community gathers together for the reveal of completed DIY SOS home

Harry Leach 13th Jul, 2018 Updated: 24th Jul, 2018

THE DIY SOS team drew in a big crowd as they completed a two-storey side extension on a Bromsgrove couple’s home yesterday (July 12).

The finished project, on Lickey Lane, means Johanna Lane, who lives with partner Will Arnold, now has enough room for her baby sister Karis to move in.

Karis suffers from Cerebral Palsy and needs a full-time carer.

Neighbours, family members and friends gathered around on Thursday afternoon to witness the final results at the big reveal.

Unfortunately no pictures from inside the new home will be released until after the show airs on TV – which will be sometime in the near future.

Johanna said: “I had the most amazing time being part of DIY SOS and met some incredible people.

“I made lots of new friends and I can’t wait to make wonderful memories with my sister.

“Thanks to everyone who helped and supported us through this journey.

“The house is amazing and it will change our lives so much.”

Sister Karis was extremely excited after seeing the new features inside the home.

She said: “I’ve got a lot to say but I don’t want to spoil it for people who are going to see it when it gets broadcast.

“All I can say is – that’s not my sister’s house.

“It’s something you have to see to believe.

“Thanks so much to DIYSOS and the people of Bromsgrove – we love you.”

ProtectMyProperty, which provided a specially-adapted alarm system for the family, added: “Our team was delighted to be involved in such a life-changing project.”

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