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Rachael Chant

Adapting our home: A downstairs bedroom & wetroom for Joe

We are raising as much money as we can for Sullivan's Heroes because children like Joseph deserve a brighter future.

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Sullivan's Heroes

We provide grants, support and fundraising to adapt the homes of UK disabled children

Charity Registration No. 1163021

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We are raising funds to enable us to provide our son Joseph with a ground floor bedroom and an adjacent wet room.

Joseph is now 3 and a half years old and is a big brother to 9 month old Samuel. Joseph is a calm, gentle chap who loves to have a cuddle, be read to and have adventures. He enjoys being outside (feeling the breeze on his face), being around animals and being in the water. He attends a specialist nursery for 3 mornings a week, where he is given all the therapies he needs to thrive.

Daily life for Joe and his family is sometimes difficult, with regular hospital stays, endless medical appointments and a continuous medication regime. His disabilities mean that he needs specialist equipment for everything as well as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.

With the support of Sullivan’s Heroes, we are raising funds for essential home adaptations so that we can continue to care for Joe at home, safely and with dignity. We will be converting our garage into Joe's bedroom and building a small extension to house his ensuite wet room, with ceiling track hoisting. There will be other changes too: building a level access platform at the top of the driveway (for unloading Joe from the car), a ramp up to the back door, changing the back door to allow for level access, installing a height adjustable shower tray/changing tray in the wetroom, relocating our downstairs WC and much more.

The funds raised will be added to a Hampshire County Council DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) to complete this adaptation project as the DFG does not cover the full cost of Joe's project. If there is any surplus money, it will be donated to Sullivan's Heroes so that they can support another family like ours.

Thank you for supporting Joe's bedroom build and for your support of Sullivan's Heroes.

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