When will DIY SOS featuring Mildenhall’s Simon Dobbin air?

TV show DIY SOS is renovating Simon Dobbin's Mildenhall home to make it suitable for his needs after

TV show DIY SOS is renovating Simon Dobbin's Mildenhall home to make it suitable for his needs after he was left with permanent brain damage following an attack. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Simon Dobbin's daughter Emily pictured with her dad who received devastating injuries in the attack

Simon Dobbin's daughter Emily pictured with her dad who received devastating injuries in the attack in Southend. Picture: DOBBIN FAMILY - Credit: Archant

The DIY SOS team were making improvements to the home of Simon Dobbin, who was left with permanent brain damage after an unprovoked attack in March 2015.

The renovations to the home include a downstairs extension and bespoke care provision Mr Dobbin needs.

However, we wont be able to see the transformation of the property until late 2018 when the show airs.

Read more: ‘It feels amazing’ - Dobbin family ‘truly thankful’ after DIY SOS gets underway in Mildenhall

TV show DIY SOS is renovating Simon Dobbin's Mildenhall home to make it suitable for his needs after

TV show DIY SOS is renovating Simon Dobbin's Mildenhall home to make it suitable for his needs after he was left with permanent brain damage following an attack. Left to right, Emily and Nicola Dobbin. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Mr Dobbin, a loving father, husband and football fan, was set-upon by around 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend FC.


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He was left fighting for his life in intensive care after a massive stroke and bleed on the brain.

The Dobbin’s family lives have been completely changed by the attack - Nicole Dobbin, Simon’s wife, is now his full time career.

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Mrs Dobin previously said: “I’m very excited that Simon will now have the space he deserves.

“Since the court case it has been very difficult, but with the help of DIY SOS and the response from the community it has been a massive pick me up for myself, Simon and our daughter, Emily.”

Read more: Family of Simon Dobbin ‘utterly overwhelmed’ after DIY SOS offers to rebuild Mildenhall home

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