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£21,834
raised of £24,000 target by 215 supporters

    Weʼve raised £21,834 to help raise money to make Thomas’ home more accessible so he can be included in family life. *edit* target reset for the last fundraisers

    Dronfield, Derbyshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 28th July 2021

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    Thomas’ story

    After several failed applications to DIY SOS we have set up this fundraising page.

    Our son Thomas age 11 has been fighting a battle with an undiagnosed regressive condition since he was 6 years old. After ruling out Batten Disease our Neurologist thinks (99% certain) Thomas has a rare variant of Batten disease which will be confirmed by genetics. Our lovely smiley boy has gradually faded away to a boy who can not talk, walk or sit unaided. Over the past year he has been in & out of hospital, he even in hospital on Christmas day

    Over 3 years ago we applied for a disabled facilities grant (DFG) which was later approved so we could make adaptions to our home in Coal Aston, Dronfield. The DFG only covers the basic needs of the disabled person and doesn’t cover integration adaptions so the person can be included in normal family life. This is why DIY SOS are inundated with applications.

    We would love make the existing ground floor accessible with space for Thomas to be included in family activities by rearranging the floor plan (not covered by the disabled facilities grant)

    To make the garden accessible for Thomas to enjoy the outside space with his family and friends, would love to include some sensory planting too

    To make the access to the house easier and safer by lowering the curb and making an even surface

    To provide some storage space

    This would be a fantastic start to be able to achieve this so Thomas can enjoy the rest of his life in a suitable family home.

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    • Claire Gascoyne3 years ago
      Claire Gascoyne

      Claire Gascoyne

      3 years ago

      A few people have asked us about Thomas’ fundraising - we are still continuing to fundraise even though we have reached our target. With Thomas’ degenerative condition we have to make the most of every single day with him now and make his life comfortable and the best it can be. I will do a series of updates on our big build on Thomas’ Story Facebook page Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks to everyone that has donated so far to Thomas’ just giving fundraiser. Thank you so very very much xx

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    • Claire Gascoyne3 years ago
      Claire Gascoyne

      Claire Gascoyne

      3 years ago

      Oh my goodness we are still in shock that we have reached our target. We never thought in a million years we’d get to our target. This means so much to us that we can make our home and garden accessible for Thomas and be a family again. Thank you so so much to every single person that has donated Love from Thomas & family xxx

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    • Claire Gascoyne3 years ago
      Claire Gascoyne

      Claire Gascoyne

      3 years ago
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      Thank you to every single person that has donated so far every penny counts. We have still got a way to go to get Thomas home hopefully we’ll be back home as a family soon xx

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    215

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 20, 2020

      Good Luck

    • Paul, Sue, Max and Joe xx

      Paul, Sue, Max and Joe xx

      Feb 6, 2020

      Claire, Mark, Thomas and Alex, Good luck with the build, let's hope that by the end of this year you will have the home that you so desperately need for Thomas. Lots of Love

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 28, 2019

      The Very Best of Luck to you all, especially to Thomas.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 3, 2019

      We hope that this gift helps x

    • Duo the Boutique Above

      Duo the Boutique Above

      Oct 2, 2019

      £35.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2019

      An addition to St Philip's Church, Falcon Road coffee morning

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 9, 2019

      £100.00

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