BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery, part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich, to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC’s DIY SOS.
The DIY SOS team were tasked to help renovate the home of Simon Dobbin, who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs.
In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in Essex.
The brutal attacked left Simon fighting for his life after a stroke and bleed on the brain which left him with permanent brain damage.
Earlier this year the BBC issued a call-out for volunteers to donate their skills, time, and materials to help the DIY SOS team make much needed renovations to Simon’s home in Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Jonathan Newton, Tile & Stone Gallery Senior Manager kindly agreed to be the tile supplier.
BAL were subsequently approached and kindly agreed to supply Micromax2 Grout, Rapid-Flex One adhesive and White Star Plus adhesive for the project.
Taking nine days, the work included a downstairs extension and bespoke care provision Mr Dobbin needs.
Before the completion of the project, Nicola Dobbin, Simon’s wife and full time carer said: “I’m totally and utterly overwhelmed by all the offers of help.
“I’m very excited that Simon will now have the space he deserves.
“The changes that will be made to the house will improve not only Simon’s life, but ours as a family.”
Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL added: “This is a great example of local tradespeople and companies coming together to help give Simon the home that he deserves.
“We were delighted to be able to provide the adhesive and grout for this great project that will improve the life of Simon and his family.”
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