DIY SOS: The Big Build was filmed in Stukeley Meadows last year, after a record number of viewers including Hunts Post readers nominated the mum-of-three for the renovation after she selflessly took in her friends five orphaned children. Programme presenter Nick Knowles told The Hunts Post during the whirlwind nine-day project in April last year: Julie is extraordinary. We are here because I received 50 e-mails to my website and hundreds of applications were sent to the production team applications from people who dont even know Julie. He praised the generosity of local tradesmen and suppliers who donated materials and time for free to help transform Julies Rydal Close house. The suppliers and tradesmen in Huntingdon have been incredibly generous, he said. They are all extraordinary people who do an amazing job we just bring a ball of momentum to the area. This job is being done by local businesses for a local family. Single mother Julie Jones became a national news story after she won the Tesco Compassionate Mum of the Year award as revealed by The Hunts Post in January last year. DIY SOS team member Chris Frediani said what Julie had done was amazing. He told Nick Knowles during filming: It takes special people I take my hat off to her. After the big reveal, Julie told the crowd of well-wishers: We have all got so many special thank yous to say to you guys. You have just made such a huge difference to us as a family. I dont think there are enough thank yous but I would like to say a massive one to everybody: all the builders and tradesmen, all our neighbours and really special friends you are all fantastic. Thank you so much. Nick finished the programme with a tribute to the local community: People will tell you today that theres no community left, that its just around not like the old days when there was a proper community. Theyre wrong, you know. Over 500 people wrote to us and said: You have to do this, this family needs your help. So we came here but theres only six of us. We asked the community to come and do something and they did What they have done in nine days has changed this familys life.