Yorkshire businesses have come together to support children with life-limiting illnesses and their families by volunteering to troubleshoot problems in and around their homes.
Taking a lead from the popular TV series DIYSOS, six firms have agreed to play their own starring role in an initiative to ease the day-to-day pressures facing families looking after a loved one with complex care needs.
Yorkshire estate agency Linley & Simpson has long supported Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa as its long-term chosen charity, having already raised more than £70,000 for it so far.
Now six of its property maintenance team’s preferred suppliers have agreed to add a novel dimension to its programme of fundraising and volunteering support by giving up their skills and time to families.
The kind hearted maintenance companies will ease the day-today problems facing families around their homes and gardens by solving problems as and when they surface.
From cleaning carpets to clearing neglected gardens; fixing a faulty boiler to solving electrical problems, the firms aim to make a real difference to families when they have more important matters to focus on.
The aim is to fix things without families having to worry about them. The different services are being volunteered free of charge by each of the companies who have thrown their weight behind the idea – only the cost of any replacement parts will be charged.