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Nick Knowles praises community of Cornwall for its help

Nick Knowles praises community of Cornwall for its help

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:45am 14th February 2019. (Updated at 10:58am 14th February 2019)

The presenter of DIY SOS has been praising the community of Cornwall for its help.

A big build is currently underway at Carbis Bay near St Ives.

Nick Knowles put out a plea on Twitter - asking for help to find a company with a laser metal cutting machine.

He had more than 150 replies and almost 350 retweets in just 24 hours.

They are no sorted and he has thanked people in the Duchy, saying "what a community".

The team are in Cornwall working on a secret build which is the first of 2019.

An advert went out in Carbis Bay near St Ives searching for traders to help a local family "rebuild their lives".

Nick and the crew have been photographed meeting locals and on the site.

Kirsty Kilmurry-Arthur is the local councillor for St Ives west - and she's also providing refreshments for those involved.

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Nick Knowles is in Cornwall working on a big build near St Ives for DIY SOS

"I got lucky enough to take charge of the refreshment tent on site from the BBC and all the Tesco’s in the area have bandied together and provided all the tent supplies for the whole project (coming in over £800 as we speak).

"The W.I. and other generous bakers, including the St Uny School PTA are baking and bringing homemade cakes every day and I’ve got 50 people on my rota to coordinate.

"We’re on to day two now and it’s all going well!"

Kirsty Kilmurry-Arthur, local councillor

 

 

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