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Benjamin Carpenter

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£8,218
raised of £10,000 target by 337 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to help Ben to create a Multisensory room to benefit his five children all with additional/complex needs

Huddersfield

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Please read all: On behalf of Benjamin carpenter (Ben) and his amazing family! Ben is in the process of having an extension built into the family house, to accommodate space for the children with this he is wanting to create a Designated area (sensory room) To support the children’s needs. Bens 6 children are adopted and very much loved! A sensory room will help the children with sensory issues, developmental disabilities and learning difficulties. The room gives the children a special place to escape to and feel safe and secure in. With a room designed specifically for their needs, the children have control over what they want to interact with. For bens children it’s is a real must for there needs and a place of their own so they can experience the things we take for granted. All the children have shown improvements from sensory rooms however it would benefit and prove better if the children had the same environment at home to keep up there developments and socialisation! However the room obviously comes with a price of around £10,000 + ! Ben has 6 children, Jack 12, Ruby 9, Lilly 7, Joseph 4, Noah 3 and Jude 22 months old. All 6 children have a large range of additional / complex needs to name a few: Autism, Severe learning difficulties, mobility issues, Down’s syndrome, profound deafness, gastronomy care / fed, registered blind, epilepsy, stoma care, cerebral palsy, the list goes on. Aside of Ben caring for the children he volunteers his time as an adoption panel member finding families for the thousands of children that are in need of their forever families these may include children with additional/complex needs. Most people in UK and some world wide may be aware ben has done many media appearances to promote Adoption and its all joys (in bens opinion) He has featured on this morning, The One Show, Jane McDonald and friends, local news channels, and many newspaper and magazines. His story has somewhat inspired people worldwide and he has daily messages from people all over the world stating how Ben has inspired them to want To adopt a child (even a child with an additional/complex needs). He is a single gay dad and has had to overcome a lot of negative mindsets from the public. Ben goes about his daily life, caring for the children, back and forth from hospital and other appointment to ensue the children has everything they need! He goes above and beyond for all his children, they all have exactly the same love and attention! I have personally seen the children grow and develop into the children they are today! Ben goes above and further for his children and has surprised all medical professionals with how the children have developed given their bleak prognosis since they have been in bens care! They improve daily and have gone past goals Ben was told they ‘wont’ do! He never gives up! So the down side it is £10,000 to build the amazing room and include all the interiors for the children!

*UPDATE* 18th november 2019 - On a sad note I’m here to inform you all that sadly yesterday (18th nov) at 3:30pm Noah (2years old) passed away! It’s had great impact on Ben and the children and Ben is doing his best to support the children with their emotions! Understandably ben need time to greave, thank you for the lovely messages. In memory of Noah Ben would like to create sensory garden for the children. Thank you!

*UPDATE 2/11/20* Hello all, Thank you to all Those who have donated already. It means so much. Honestly thank you form the bottom of my heart. As our extension is nearing completion, I thought I would give this page one last push. As you may have read? With Teddy’s Sudden passing, I decided to create a sensory garden (in lockdown) in his memory, also to help support the children’s individual grief (a place to go in their own personal environment And have a poor sensory experience (for those locally who have seen the garden? You will appreciate what I have created with The kind donations Already pledged. Aside of the money needed to help create a sensory room within our home, extra Funding is needed for additional Sensory functions within their specialist bath (supplied by the home adaptations team) the spa facility (with light therapy) will help the children not only with their sensory needs but for Louis will help with his muscle tension (due to his bilateral dystonic cerebral palsy) Louis is in constant pain from muscle tension. He also has brittle bone so the Soothing spa will help penetrate the heat into his bones. Louis is also blind (Responds to certain colours) the light and music function on this bath will indeed offer him a full sensory experience. Unfortunately the home adaptations team cannot Fund these additional functions Costing £2700. However I must stress that they have been simply wonderful supplying the children with medical equipment. If you could find you? Or someone you know? Could find it within your hearts To Be part of creating this wonderful area for the children. Then please click the link below, Once again thank you for all your help and support, Much love Ben and the kids Xxxx

If you can share this then that is love to you but if you can donate anything big or small then from my self (charlotte), Ben + family a massive massive thank you!! It would mean the absolutely world!! Thank you for reading!!

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  • Benjamin Carpenter3 months ago
    Benjamin Carpenter

    Benjamin Carpenter

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you so much for your amazing donations, these donations mean the world to Ben and his children, Ben will be reading all your messages and I’m sure he will be overwhelmed with your support, kind words and donations especially from today! We are over half way there🥳 thank you so so much, all the children will benefit from the sensory room massively! If you can’t donate please share!

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  • Benjamin Carpenter3 months ago
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    Benjamin Carpenter

    3 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who have kindly donated so far. It means so much to us. And will certainly benefit the children sensory needs massively xxxxx

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  • Benjamin Carpenter6 months ago
    Benjamin Carpenter

    Benjamin Carpenter

    6 months ago

    Hi everyone: thank you all so much for your donations so far, it really does mean a lot at this moment in time: if your new to this page or maybe donated already please go back to our story and read the current update regarding, The extension, sensory garden and the great news of our 6th child Louis! Your support means the world!

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Page last updated on: 3/1/2021 14.37

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  • Dee Johnson

    Dee Johnson

    Mar 1, 2021

    You are doing a fantastic thing and I just wanted to say thank you for giving these children a loving family and home by donating towards their sensory room.God bless you Dee Johnson

    £150.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 1, 2021

    I hope you reach your target soon. It will be wonderful for your children

    £30.00

  • Jo Davies

    Jo Davies

    Feb 19, 2021

    I've just read your amazing story. I wish you the very best of luck and only wish I could spare more x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 17, 2021

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 15, 2021

    Thank you doing what you do. Good luck

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 14, 2021

    Carry on being amazing!

    £10.00

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    Anonymous

    Feb 12, 2021

    £5.00

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