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Couple who fostered 103 children and look after their orphan grandchildren get dream renovation

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A struggling Cornwall couple who fostered 103 children and look after their three orphan grandchildren received a dream renovation to their bungalow house on DIY SOS.

The show, presented by Nick Knowles, helps transform the homes of families across the UK. Monday night's (July 4) episode took place in Cornwall where Stephen and Lynn Smedley share their two-bedroom bungalow home with their three orphan grandchildren.

The couple, who fostered 103 kids over 15 years, decided to buy a retirement home together in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. However, their lives shattered when in April 2017 their beloved 32-year-old daughter Carrie passed away. Read more:DIY SOS is returning to the Manchester veterans village Stephen and Lynn put grieving to one side and took in their three grandchildren.

The children were having to grieve their mother's death while sharing a small 10x12ft bedroom with a triple bunk bed. Healthcare assistant Lynn was also forced to do the washing and ironing in the wooden shed due to the lack of space.

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