Charity launches £600,000 appeal for home revamp

AN APPEAL has been launched to raise £600,000 to refurbish accommodation for disabled children in Mirfield.
Hollybank Trust, based in Far Common Road, wants to renovate its Roe Head facility, which was updated in the late 1980s but is struggling to cope with increasing demand.
Children, including sixyearold profoundly disabled resident Amelia Kiani, pictured, have to share bedrooms and bathrooms.
And the cateringstyle kitchen and dining hall can be intimidating for disabled youngsters due to its institutional layout.
It is hoped to replace it with a dining kitchen with a homelier feel, along with a sheltered courtyard and garden.
Also planned are new single bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, plus two assisted bathrooms.
Work could start in February and take about four months to finish, subject to funding.
Trust chief executive Pam King said: “We would welcome any support from businesses, community groups or individuals.
“This work is crucial to our children’s welfare and to bring Hollybank up to the high standards expected from such a caring organisation.
“It will give our residents the privacy and dignity they deserve with their own en suite facilities, rather than having to share bathrooms.”
For more details or to donate to the Give Roe Head Appeal, visit www.holly banktrust.com, or www.face book.com/hollybank.trust
Alternatively, text HOBT33, followed by the amount in pounds you wish to donate, to 70070.

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