Huntingdonshire community or charity group’s home could get DIY SOS-style makeover

SJS Property Services, will donate their time for a charity, (l-r) Aaron Ball, and owner Scott Spenc

SJS Property Services, will donate their time for a charity, (l-r) Aaron Ball, and owner Scott Spence - Credit: Archant

The Hunts Post has teamed up with a decorator to offer a Huntingdonshire community group the chance to have its home given a DIY SOS-style makeover.

Scott Spence, of St Neots-based SJS Property Services, has put his painting, decorating and basic carpentry services up for grabs to carry out a free revamp of part of a community facility.

It could be an old entrance hall that needs a refresh, a waiting room looking tired, a community hall or meeting room that needs some TLC – or any other type of room crying out for a new lease of life.

The 41-year-old told The Hunts Post: “I’m looking for a new project that will help the community I live in.

“It will be a DIY SOS-style but not quite as grand an affair as the TV programme.

“I want to help a charity or community group to make a difference to more than just one person.

“Unfortunately, I don’t run in those circles so I’m not aware of who requires some help.”

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This is where YOU come in. The Hunts Post is supporting Mr Spence in his search for a community group or charity, so we’re asking readers to nominate a cause in need of a bit of help from a ­professional decorator.

We will reveal a shortlist of entries, and it will be up to The Hunts Post’s ­readers to vote for the most worthy cause.

Mr Spence, who helped with the BBC’s programme when it took on a project in Huntingdon in 2012 for Tesco Mum of the Year Julie Jones, said: “I know lots of tradesmen who will be ­willing to participate.

“So, once we know what the project is, we can see who can take part and help out.

“All we need is about 20 people willing to give up an hour of their time for free to take part.”

The Hunts Post is also on the lookout for volunteers or businesses ­willing to donate time or products.

INFORMATION: To nominate a charity or community group, email with the subject ‘“Community Project’” by October 14. Include the name and address of the cause, the work required and why. Also include as well as your name, daytime telephone number and address.

If you would like to help by volunteering or can donate products, then email with the subject ‘“Community Help’”, with your name, telephone number and how you can help.