Best For Ben

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In April 2016 Ben had a life changing accident in a swimming pool whilst on holiday with his family in Cyprus. 
For the next 18 months Ben was in various hospitals and rehabilitation units abroad and in the UK. As his neck had been broken in 3 places and there had been substantial damage to his spinal cord, the outcome was that Ben would have to come to terms as life as a tetraplegic. 
Life would not be the same again and their home needed to be adapted  for all the family.

After everyone's amazing fundraising efforts we were able to get the groundwork's completed at Ben & Ella's house allowing the DIY SOS team to come in and carry on with the build (June 2017)

The funds raised also allowed us to contribute towards a lift to give Ben the freedom to move around his home and to also purchase a vehicle for Ben to be able to get out with his personal assistant.

Now Ben is home the family are settling into their lives together.
Ben has a personal assistant 24 hours a day to help with his care and also has extra help morning and evenings getting ready.

Our first priority was getting Ben home - we cant believe we have managed to do this already!. You have all been so generous and we couldn't have done this without you all, we are very lucky to live in such a fantastic community.

We still need to fund raise for ongoing needs; this include's essential physiotherapy to keep the movement he has, and the potential to gain more.  
There are also additional works that need to be carried out at the home following on from the fantastic work the DIY SOS team completed in June. Ben really needs a side access path to be completed which would enable him to gain access around the house and use the purpose built side entrance (no more muddy wheel tracks through the house!). They also need to build a new out building for housing and charging Ben's wheelchairs and for an additional washing machine.

The list goes on with transport costs, house up keep and equipment needs to name a few....

We thank you all for your amazing and continued support however big or small - we couldn't have done it without you.

!Happy Bidding!

Auction close date is 01st December @ 12:00 midday.

*Please note payment for all items will be cash only upon collection from Avening or Nailsworth. Other arrangements may be possible upon successful bid's (you will be contacted upon the auction close date)*

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HANDPAINTED WOODEN SIGN
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