We couldn’t be more delighted at Sullivan’s Heroes to announce some recent major grant funding generously received from Society of the Holy Child Jesus and B&Q Foundation, with grants of £25,000 and £5,000 respectively boosting our funds for the children being supported.
We also bring news of a trio of new children being supported with their home adaptations.
Piper’s family are raising the £25,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded for ‘Piper’s Adaptations Project’ – to adapt their home with a through floor lift that will allow Piper to be able to get up and down the stairs safely in her wheelchair – making Piper's life safer and easier, whilst promoting her independence and dignity. A wet room for washing, bathing and hygiene needs will also be created, and Piper's bedroom extended to allow room for a safe bed and the lift.
Piper’s family explain:
"Due to Piper not being able to walk we require adaptations to our home to make getting Piper up and down stairs safely – currently we are carrying her up and down and it’s becoming too unsafe. We would love to make this possible for our little girl to have these things at home so she feels safe, happy and comfortable just like we all should in our homes."
Our second young lady to introduce to you is Hattie, who’s family are ‘Raising Funds for Hattie’s bedroom’ – to meet the £5,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded for Hattie’s adaptations project, to provide a downstairs adapted bedroom with accessible wet room, safety bed and open plan living.
As Hattie’s family elaborate:
"It is heartbreaking for us as her parents to not be able to give her all that she needs in order to thrive and enjoy her own space so that we can be confident she is safe in her surroundings. Helping us provide this safe space for Hattie to grow would mean so much to us all as a family – not only would it provide Hattie with the safety she needs, it would also mean we could take part in her play and development and enjoy moments which most families can take for granted."
Meanwhile Mylo’s family are fund-raising for ‘Mylo’s new downstairs bedroom’ – to meet the £40,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded for the adaptations project, to provide a downstairs bedroom and wet room extension for safe living space for Mylo.
Mylo’s parents state:
"We are so proud of Mylo and all he has achieved to date. He is our own little warrior. To be able to give him what he needs and deserves in life is all we can ask for – to allow him to have the best life he can."
We’re excited to unveil the latest completed project with ‘Fletcher’s new bedroom & bathroom’ now fully in use.
The project, for which Fletcher’s family needed to raise £15,000 above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded, involved building a downstairs bedroom and bathroom extension with ceiling hoist, and creating wider access into and around the 5-year-old’s home. Fletcher’s Mum tells us:
"It has made the world of difference already – for the first time since doing the extension, we can actually wheel Fletcher up the path and into the house."
Other projects are well underway – such as ‘Sophie’s Independence’ for which Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust recently kindly donated funds – and Sophie has enjoyed checking on progress of the build daily!
We’ve also received funds from other generous funders: Cash for Kids and Modculture both provided support for ‘Building Thomas a Future in Bromley Cross’; generous walkers helped ‘Keira’s BIG Build’ aided by Kiltwalk and the Hunter Foundation; whilst ‘Courageous Cory’s Big Build’ received funds from The Friarsgate Trust.
Regular supporters also boosted funds with Glasspool Charity Trust helping ‘Ruby’s Big Build’; Independence at Home supporting Ruby along with ‘Noah’s new bedroom, bathroom and accessible garden’ project; whilst Hospital Saturday fund donated to Ruby, ‘William and his great glass elevator’ and ‘Jessie’s bedroom and wetroom’ project.
We’ve been pleased to be featured in various press articles – namely ACO newsletter; in Bolton News regarding ‘Building Thomas a Future in Bromley Cross’ and in BBC News East Midlands about ‘Ruby’s Big Build’.
Thank you for your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated.