L-r: Huntley Thawe, Lisa Childs, Richard Hurst and Hayley Warren.

Expert advice draws in the crowds on ladies night

Published:  02 June, 2015

A ladies night held at a Worcestershire DIY store has proved a huge success that another event has been planned for later this year.

Broad Street DIY in Bromsgrove hosted the event on 28 May. Guests enjoyed complimentary refreshments before Tony Warren, who established the store in 1979, opened the event with a short speech. He welcomed everyone and paid tribute to three generations of the family who now work at the shop.

TV DIY expert Huntley Thawe, from Channel 4’s The Renovation Game, delivered a presentation addressing the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of home improvement projects.

Visitors browsed the store and viewed a number of live demonstrations, which covered tasks such as changing a tap washer, drilling holes in brickwork and putting fixings into plasterboard. Painting tips, advice on home security and fire safety guidance from Hereford and Worcester fire brigade were also provided.

Every visitor was automatically entered into a free prize draw, with the opportunity to buy additional tickets, which raised £50 for Libby Mae’s Little Angels – a charity that provides resources to neo-natal units across the Midlands.

Lisa Childs, director at Broad Street DIY, said: “We were amazed by how many people wanted to join us on the night. A member of staff was stopped twice in the town centre on the day of the event by women asking if there were any tickets left. The ladies who attended were genuinely interested in learning how to do it themselves.”

A second event is planned for the autumn, but a date has yet to be announced.

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