Invicta Insurance Services on DIY SOS


Invicta Insurance Services were invited to attend the filming of an upcoming episode of BBCs DIY SOS: The Big Build

As part of our commitment to support our local community and the people of Kent, Invicta decided to donate complimentary household insurance with full accidental damage cover to the amazing Ratcliffe family.  The Ratcliffe family were chosen for the BBC flagship home renovation programme DIY SOS: The Big Build from many applicants, having four adopted children, each with very complex and life limiting medical conditions. The couple, who originally fostered the children, went on to adopt them and open up their home to help the children flourish in a safe and loving environment.

We were so moved by their story that we wanted to help….

We were also privileged to be invited to Minster on the Isle of Sheppey to participate in the filming of the final Big Reveal.

Steve Gamage and Mark Jessup were absolutely delighted to be able to attend the last day of filming on behalf of Invicta, which saw Garry, Kyle Ratcliffe and their four children tearfully thank everyone who was involved in building their brand new home in just 9 days.

Garry addressed all the volunteers saying: “We are overwhelmed by people’s generosity and the finished house is better than our wildest dreams. To everyone who has been working on the project, words cannot describe our appreciation. You have all made our children’s lives so much easier and just perfect. You have made a forever home for our forever family. The house is absolutely beautiful. The teams have really thought of every single little feature that is needed for our four special children.”

We were privileged to see the new home, which is beautiful and contains the facilities and modifications required to meet all of the medical and mobility needs of the children. One of the highlights of the day for Steve and Mark was having the opportunity to personally present the family with their insurance documents in front of their new home. They were also able to meet Nick Knowles and the team of “Purple Shirts” who thanked Invicta for donating their services.

The Sheppey episode of the show should be shown sometime this spring on BBC 1. In the meantime, we would like to wish Garry, Kyle, Hayden, Curtis, Isobella and Phoebe all the best as they settle into their new home.

As part of our commitment to supporting the local community we will be actively looking for other projects that we can support and sponsor going forward.

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