Bedroom makeover begins for special Hornchurch teen
A Hornchurch teen who helped her parents care for more than 40 foster children is having her bedroom transformed in a dream makeover.
Work started on Monday after Sanders Drapers School student Tia McCarthy, 14, won the Princes Building Competition - a DIY SOS-style renovation worth �9,000, in June.
Foster mum of 44 Serena nominated her daughter because the girl had helped decorate the rooms of others over the years in the Kempton Road home. But hers had been untouched for more than a decade.
Serena said: “Tia’s so excited; she can’t wait for it to be finished. Her room was very outdated, all Barbie stuff.
“She helped chose the theme and design the room which is all red, white and grey, so it’s very modern.”
The project should take two weeks to complete.
The Recorder helped select family from more than fifty others for the award sponsored by Jewson, B&D Glassmasters, APCO Plumbing and Heating Supplies and National Federation member Princes Building Company.
- 1 Farming family to be evicted from Upminster land they worked for a century
- 2 Man found dead following 'group disturbance' in Rainham
- 3 ‘He put his life into family’: Tributes paid to former builder who died of Covid
- 4 Murder investigation launched after man found dead in Rainham
- 5 Rainham cannabis factory worth over £1m busted in drugs raid
- 6 'I feel ignored': Mum of three speaks out about bid to escape cramped housing
- 7 School submits plans to demolish sports hall and build multi-million pound replacement
- 8 'Abused, slapped and spat at': New Romford shopping centre tells of racist abuse suffered by staff
- 9 Twelve Havering properties sold for more than £1m in October
- 10 Romford shopping centre to host more than 50 events in run up to Christmas