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New year, new projects, new completions

Welcome to a new year – and although it might not have got off to quite the start we may have wished for, there’s hopefully better news in sight.

There’s much to be thankful for at Sullivan’s Heroes too. Our 2021 got off to a great start with a tremendous £10,000 donation from Pets Corner towards continued grants to help the disabled children we support. 

Further generous support has also come in the form of a £5,000 grant for ‘Courageous Cory’s Big Build’ from the Lake House Charitable Foundation; and funds raised for ‘A Space 4 Jakey’ from Legal and General.

Sophie’s Independence’ has also seen funds donated by both Steve Morgan Foundation and Independence at Home; whilst ‘Ana-Lily’s Home Adaptations’ fundraising has kindly been boosted by Education Support, Teaching Staff Trust and Enkalon Foundation.

Meanwhile William’s family are looking forward to an Online Quiz Night being generously organised by local Banbury Cherwell Rotary Club to raise funds for ‘William and his great glass elevator’.

We’re delighted to unveil the latest completed adaptations project to create ‘Vinnie’s new bedroom and wetroom’. The project involved raising £8,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded for the works to convert the loft space for Vinnie. Vinnie’s Mum explains: 

“Vinnie shared a bedroom with his teenage brother which caused major problems. They had no quiet personal space and night-time routines became a major issue. The new facilities have allowed Vinnie to have his own bedroom and had a positive effect on his mental health and wellbeing. He has a quiet personal space which he really enjoys and has made him very happy.”

There are new applicants added to our list for support too, taking our total number of children helped to date to 91. Jessie and her family are raising funds towards the additional £40,000 required above the Disabled Facilities Grant awarded for ‘Jessie’s bedroom and wetroom’ – building Jessie her own bedroom and wetroom downstairs, giving her the space and comfort she needs as she grows up.

Jessie’s parents explain the need for the project:

“Jessie is our little star and we are incredibly proud of her. We are making these changes to our home to make sure she is comfortable, safe and able to join in with every aspect of family life as she grows up. We will be able to move her around the house quickly, easily and without the risk of injury – and it will mean Jessie can continue living with us in her family home.”

Our Ebay for Charity Shop has been busy with the run-up to Christmas and in this new year Lockdown. With 100% of the purchase cost providing grants for the disabled children Sullivan’s Heroes is supporting – we’ve raised a fantastic £4,648 to date through sales of the Jewellery, electronics and gift items.

Plus, individual fundraisers have been busy supporting us with Facebook Fundraisers for their birthdays and with 'Hugs for Heroes' at Christmas – our thanks to everyone involved for your support.

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.