DIY SOS episode featuring Welwyn Garden City family to be aired this month

PUBLISHED: 10:12 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:45 13 June 2017

DIY SOS team, with some of the traders and suppliers in Welwyn Garden City.

DIY SOS team, with some of the traders and suppliers in Welwyn Garden City.


The long-awaited DIY SOS episode featuring a Welwyn Garden City family is set to appear on TV screens this month.

Sascha and Andrew Koutrouza, of Welwyn Garden City, will feature on BBC One at 9pm, on Thursday, June 15, after their four-bedroom house was given a new rear extension by the DIY SOS team between August 22 and September 1, 2016.

Sascha, 36, was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure in 2012. She also endured a failed transplant from her brother, and suffered health complications including blood clots on the lungs.

The ex-University of Hertfordshire student had to endure intensive dialysis at Lister Hospital five times a week for hours on end at a time just to stay alive, which she juggled with while looking after her four children and her part-time job as a midwife.

The BBC has described the episode as ‘emotionally charged’ as Sascha’s home is completely renovated and extended to include a dedicated home-dialysis room, which offers her a lifeline and extra years with her family.

Well over 100 traders and suppliers, mostly from the Welwyn Hatfield area, helped the project by working or providing materials for free.

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