’s Hero Project 2013

Thanks to Granny Christine Castle, tradesman James of Rothwell James has played Hero to the parents of an eight-year-old from Watford with a rare and life-threatening blood disorder, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia.

On Thursday (Dec 5th) the big-hearted bathroom fitter has donated his time free to repair Nick and Amber Cornwell’s shower as part of’s 2013 Hero project. The website will pay for the materials.

Amber’s Mum, Christine Castle, nominated her daughter’s family for the free house repair through MyBuilder’s Hero project, which aims to support struggling homeowners at Christmas time. She wanted to give the couple a helping hand during a difficult and stressful period of their lives.

In January Christine’s granddaughter, Brooke, will be going into hospital for a bone marrow transplant. The treatment is complex and there are no guarantees that it will succeed. Mending a shower may seem a small gesture given what the family are facing but Christine believes that the shower repair matters a lot because it’s one less problem for the family to worry about.

“Amber didn’t know anything about the Hero project but when he (James Rothwell) came round all to check the job out, she could say was thank you, thank you, thank you… and then she told all her friends when she went to school to pick Brooke up!”
– Christine Castle, Amber’s Mum and Brooke’s Grandma

The Hero site will be open until midnight on Dec 15th for anyone who wants to join in.

Since it was launched just over a week ago, over one hundred Hero jobs have been posted on the MyBuilder site and 187 tradesmen have pledged their time to date. That number is climbing steadily so check the website out for the latest statistics.

As each job is approved and the homeowner hires the tradesman, MyBuilder sets aside the funds for materials up to a value of £100. They’re small fixes – painting the hall, repairing the shower or papering the sitting room – which make a big difference.

All entrants like Christine Castle have to do is post a picture of themselves (or the person they are nominating) on the 2013 Hero Page and explain why they deserve a visit from one of our Heroes.

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