As autumn got underway, we’re delighted that so too did many projects who had met their financial targets for their works to start.
‘Courageous Cory’s Big Build’ for the 8-year old has flooring joists now in situ, whilst 4-year old ‘Fletcher’s new bedroom & bathroom’ main extension is now built and work has begun creating the bathroom and installing the hoist.
Building works for ‘George’s Help for Home Adaptions’ and ‘Home adaptations for Jude’ have also started, while their families continue to raise funds towards the £12,000 and £50,000 required respectively; whilst ‘Grayson’s Inclusive Home’ also commences works next month now that the £25,000 target has been successfully met.
Meanwhile ‘Building Thomas a Future in Bromley Cross’ target was boosted hugely by a number of organisations including Turton Rotary Club, FNAIST, IAH, Calrow Charitable Trust and the Grace Trust – whilst his Dad Ian undertook a gruelling 24hr ‘virtual’ sailing race to increase the funds raised.
Other fundraising families have also been busy …. Jacob’s parents undertook an intrepid 32 mile walk from Great Ormond Street Hospital to their home in West Sussex – raising over £3,500 and welcomed home by a delighted Jacob and a banner generously provided by Fastsigns. View the family’s heartwarming video here.
William’s Dad Gareth is busy with his continued training for his forthcoming mammoth ‘Arc50 Ultramarathon’ for ‘William and his great glass elevator’.
Other projects have also seen funds received with Independence at Home donating to ‘Ana-Lily’s Home Adaptations’ and The Ben Fund supporting ‘Sophie’s Independence’.
The ‘Virtual London Marathon 2020’ saw two intrepid fundraisers, Ben Lippiett and Simon Pamplin, brave the dreadful elements of Storm Alex running marathons for Sullivan’s Heroes’ – raising incredible amounts and completing their challenges in phenomenal timing! Ben now continues his training for the mighty London Marathon 2021.
We’re delighted to also bring news of two recently completed projects. Tommy now has his own accessible downstairs bedroom and bathroom – what a fantastic birthday present for the just-turned 9-year-old, as his Mum explains:
“With Tommy’s extension he now has a downstairs wet room and bedroom all to himself so there is no need to carry him up and down stairs. Tommy is now able to relax in his own room, have his own privacy and it will be even more so when he is older that this will really benefit him.”
While at Natalie’s home, the 7-year-old now has a spectacular safe and accessible wetroom which she can comfortably use every day, as her Mum states:
“Natalie is now able to walk into the shower independently and sit on the shower stool. It is a lot easier for me to assist Natalie whilst in the shower and the wet room will now help Natalie to be more independent in a safer environment. It is a relief as we are now set for the future.”
And we sign-off by introducing a new project – for ‘Keira’s BIG Build’ – to raise the £50,000 required to adapt the family home to meet the needs of 12-year old Keira.
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.