We hope that you are all keeping well, as we draw into the summer months and hopefully out of lockdown a little.
Building adaptation projects have begun to get underway and continue once again, with ‘Fletcher’s new bedroom & bathroom’ project now commenced, and ‘George’s Help for Home Adaptions’ looking to start work next month – while Fletcher’s and George’s families continue to raise funds towards the £15,000 and £12,000 required respectively. We are also looking forward to bringing news of further completed projects soon with ‘Katy’s new bedroom and bathroom’ nearing completion.
Plus there are new children to introduce to you – taking our total to 80 children being supported to date with their home adaptation projects. Mason’s family are raising the £5,000 required for ‘Mason’s home adaption aid’ – to create a wheelchair accessible ground floor bedroom and wet room extension, with hoisting throughout, to safely meet 5-year-old Mason’s needs.
Meanwhile Grayson and his family are already 7% of the way towards the £25,000 required to create ‘Grayson’s Inclusive Home’. The project involves major housing adaptations to provide 6-year-old Grayson with a wheelchair accessible downstairs bedroom, wet room and inclusive living space.
Even though fundraising has been difficult over these past weeks we’re delighted to report that Thomas and his family’s recent fundraising has reached 30% of their £30,000 required for ‘Building Thomas a Future’. The project involves creating a basement extension allowing to continue to care for Thomas as he gets bigger and heavier, whilst laying the way for independent living once Thomas reaches adulthood.
We are very grateful also to have recently received a generous donation of £500 from St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, towards ‘Courageous Cory’s Big Build’. The funds will be used towards the £60,000 required to create a ground floor bedroom and wet room extension to safely meet Cory’s needs.
Undaunted by the recent lockdown, intrepid fundraisers have found resourceful ways to support us. The Red Dragons Martial Arts Community joined the 2.6 Challenge becoming ‘Home Heroes for Sullivan’s Heroes’. Whilst our partnership with Rebound Therapy in return for their free of charge tutorial service to families for their home based ‘Flexi-Bounce Therapy’ has seen funds donated from service users, and from Rebound Fitness, their approved product supplier.
Finally, if lockdown has driven you to de-clutter – why not raise funds for Sullivan’s Heroes by selling your items on Ebay for Charity – donating anything from 10% up to 100% of your sale. What better reason for a clear-out? You can even re-stock from the comfort of your home whilst supporting Sullivan’s Heroes for free through both Easyfundraising and AmazonSmile!
Please do get in touch if you have any fundraising events, activities and ideas you’d like to share with us; or if you would like to apply for a grant or to fundraise through Sullivan’s Heroes.
Thank you for your ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated.