Retailer, Pets Corner, is helping fund home adaptations for disabled children with a £6,000 donation to a newly launched children’s charity, Sullivan’s Heroes. The retailer has also pledged to donate a further £5,000 per year.
Sullivan’s Heroes has been created by Pets Corner supplier Richard Smith and his wife Fiona. During the process of adapting their own property for their disabled son, Sullivan, they discovered there was little in the way of financial assistance for families and their disabled children who required the necessary adjustments to live comfortably and safely in their homes.
Tragically, after the family raised 90 percent of the costs through various fundraising initiatives, Sullivan passed away in January 2015 shortly before the work on their home was completed. Since then, it has been his parents’ mission to build brighter futures for other families in their son’s memory through the vital fundraising work of Sullivan’s Heroes.
Richard Smith said: “It has taken us over 18 months to get through, over and around all the hurdles in order to get Sullivan’s Heroes off the ground.
“We are absolutely delighted that we have now been able to realise this incredibly important resource in our son’s memory for families who, like us, have nowhere to turn. We would like to thank Pets Corner for their generous donation, which will go towards helping families in the future.”
“We don’t have the skills to save lives, but we certainly have the ability to change lives and that is what we are setting out to do, just like the many people who have helped us as parents and Sullivan throughout his life.”
The £6,000 donated by Pets Corner will help provide ongoing financial grants for disabled children and their families.
To find out more about Sullivan’s Heroes, please visit www.sullivansheroes.org