As a result of an accident whilst at work, Peter has been left wheelchair bound with years of medical treatment to hopefully get him back on his feet. Peter's home is not currently wheelchair friendly meaning he is unable to access the bathroom or kitchen and is only able to go outside with the help of his family. Our aim is to make Peter's home more accessible to help aid his lengthy recovery process.
Band of Builders’ latest project is to help Peter Cape, a 46 year old plumber from Pen-Y-Garnedd, Wales, and longstanding supporter of BoB who was injured in December 2018 after falling from a ladder.
Peter has been a Band of Builders supporter since the organisation's infancy and gave up his time in 2018 to volunteer on Pippa’s Project . Since then Peter has continued to volunteer for Band of Builders where possible by joining in with fundraising events and giving up his spare time to moderate BoB's trade-specific social media platform, 'We are Band of Builders'.
In December 2018, Peter was inspecting a roof and work area on a single storey building ahead of a flue installation when the cat ladder he was using began to slide down the roof. Peter fell from the roof, suffering severe fractures to both heels and one of his feet.
After spending a week in hospital and undergoing numerous scans and x-rays, Peter returned to hospital in January for 10 days to have an operation on his left foot. The surgeon reconstructed Peter's foot using pins and plates but, due to the extent of the injuries, his right foot is currently inoperable, leaving him with no other option other than to wait to determine the level of disability before a medical decision can be made on the next course of action.
Consultants have advised Peter that as a result of his accident he will be left with significant and permanent mobility issues. He currently faces only two surgical options - a subtalar joint fusion or amputation depending on the level of damage sustained. This will only become clear once Peter begins his physiotherapy to hopefully walk again. At this stage (March 2019), Peter 2-4 years of medical treatment, with the outcome at the moment uncertain for both heels and his future.
Band of Builders is helping Peter by making his home more accessible.
The Scope of Works includes:
This project will be starting on Friday 19th April and we are actively looking for volunteers for this week long project. If you would like to get involved please sign up using the form below.