A 15 year-old boy with cystic fibrosis whose condition has left him housebound has a brand new space in which to be home schooled and meet with friends, thanks to Band of Builders.
A team of 22 tradespeople from around the country dedicated their time and skills to extend Kyle Sisson‘s home in Hereford with a dedicated room where he can socialise and do his schoolwork – broadening his living space and improving his quality of life.
A national charity run by and for tradespeople, Band of Builders is a community that helps members of the construction industry at times of need through hands-on projects, advice and support. Kyle’s father is a steel erector.
“The first day they started it was pouring down with rain, but they still carried on working,” said Kyle’s mum, Debbie. “All the builders have all got their own worries, yet they still came and they’re just like one big family.”
Dickies Workwear provided clothing to those working on site and, to help raise awareness of the important work that Band of Builders does, it has created a video about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_7a3t5mZbU&feature=youtu.be
“Band of Builders relies on the support of skilled tradespeople to help people like Kyle and his family and we’re proud to help tell the story of an important project like this,” said James Whitaker, Marketing Director, Dickies Workwear.
In its next project, Band of Builders will be helping James, an 11 year-old who suffers with Mitochondrial Disease, which means his cells do not function properly. James, whose father is a plasterer, has lost his fine motor skills and is a full-time wheelchair user. Thanks to Band of Builders, his home will be extended and fitted with wheelchair access at the front, in a project that will start at the end of January.
If your customers can lend time and skills to this important cause – or you, as the merchant is willing to donate equipment or materials – visit www.bandofbuilders.org/get-involved/ for more information on how to get involved.