Our aim is to make Jonnie’s home more accessible for him, working with the Lighthouse Charity and DG Accessible Designs Ltd.
Band of Builders’ latest project is to help John Coburn , a plasterer from Holland on Sea who has been left wheelchair bound following a major brain aneurysm in December 2012, aged 55.
After being hospitalised for over 14 months, John, who likes to be known as 'Jonnie', has no access to washing facilities and has to sleep downstairs. Access into the property is also very difficult and as a result of these combined factors there has been a considerable emotional and financial impact on John and his family.
Band of Builders has joined forces with the Lighthouse Charity which offers financial assistance to construction workers, and DG Accessible Designs Limited who help manage projects for vulnerable members of the community to help Jonnie and his family by making modifications to the garden and creating a ramped access to the property at Holland on Sea, Essex.
Volunteer tradespeople will gather at Johnny and Jackie's home from Monday, May 27th, for 5 days.
Work will include: landscaping the garden and creating a suitable ramped access to the property.
Johnny’s wife Jackie Coburn said: “This will be life changing, we can't thank Band of Builders enough for your support."