Thomas’ family have been busy raising funds towards the £95,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded, to create a basement extension allowing to continue to care for Thomas as he gets bigger and heavier, whilst laying the way for independent living as Thomas gets older.
All of the changes have been designed to help Thomas as he grows into adulthood, and although many of the changes have been made, Thomas’ Dad Ian says that following the impact of Covid, the cost-of-living crisis, supply chain issues and the increase in the cost of materials, they are now in need of some extra funds for the outside.
Ian tells us:
“After 10 years, Thomas is getting very big and heavy so these adaptations will revolutionise our family life and allow us to look after him safely and with dignity as he blossoms into becoming a young man.”
“We feel a bit numb because the process has gone on for so long and we didn’t know if it was going to happen. The good news however is that thanks to lots of help from local people and businesses, by the end of April the internal work will be almost complete and so we plan to move back home on May 1st.”
“My uncle John has also been very supportive, and he gave us a bottle of champagne to christen our home and we are looking forward to opening it.”
To read more about ‘Building Thomas a Future in Bromley Cross’ and how you can support Thomas and his family for the final external elements required, please visit: https://www.sullivansheroes.org/projects/building-thomas-a-future-in-bromley-cross/