DIY SOS | Barnet
BBC ONE 20:00 WED 7 MAR
JJ Roofing Supplies is proud to support DIY SOS The Big Build.
Nick Knowles and the team took on a project to rebuild the Barnet home of local police officer, PC Kris Aves. A victim of the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge, the police officer’s damaged spinal cord left him wheelchair-bound and unable to leave Stoke Mandeville Hospital because his home was inaccessible and not suitable for his rehabilitation.
That’s where DIY SOS stepped in with support from hundreds of volunteers and local businesses (the biggest volunteer effort to date) to help get this injured police officer back to his loving family.
The show is due to air on TV on BBC ONE on Wednesday 7 March at 8pm and we would urge you to watch.
The Big Build | Barnet
On 22 March 2017, 35-year-old PC Kris Aves was returning from a ceremony to honour officers who deal with public order issues where he was awarded for his exceptional work as a police liaison officer in the Metropolitan Police. What should have been a happy day shortly turned to horror as Kris became a victim of the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge in London.
The horrific attack left five people dead, including police officer Keith Palmer and many more with very serious injuries including Kris. Kris was with two colleagues crossing the bridge when he was suddenly mowed down by the terrorist in his speeding car. Kris took the brunt of the collision. It left him with two broken legs, numerous head injuries, a lacerated elbow, a damaged left shoulder, sternum and tragically a damaged spinal cord which has left him wheelchair-bound.
Months after the attack, Kris resides in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury undergoing daily routines to help with his rehabilitation, unable to return to his north London home as it is now inaccessible to him and unsuitable for his rehabilitation.
The front step just to get in is a massive obstacle, all the doorways are too narrow, the kitchen is unsuitable, there’s no toilet on the ground floor, there’s no way he can get upstairs to put the kids to bed and the garden is totally out of bounds. Without big changes, Kris can’t get home, so that’s where DIY SOS step in, with hundreds of generous volunteers, to help this injured police officer get home to his loving family.
When to Watch
Watch the show on BBC One on Wednesday 7 March 2018, by clicking here.
How we Supported the Project
Our Barnet Branch donated lead, roof vents, sealants and accessories to support the project and help transform the Barnet home of local police officer, PC Kris Aves.
We were so pleased to see how happy the Aves family were with their home and how appreciative they were for the support of local businesses and volunteers. We are so proud to have been part of this project.
Above: Staff from JJ Roofing Supplies with the crew from DIY SOS at the reveal of the project.
JJ Roofing Supplies Team