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Big Build raises the roof for the Dickinson family

Big Build raises the roof for the Dickinson family

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The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce the beginning of the Big Build Project and is calling on the industry to get involved by donating their products, services and skills which will help to build a house for the Dickinson family and help Caz Dickinson with her future independence.

The Charity is aiming to raise £250,000 to purchase a house for the Dickinson family and help with all of the necessary house renovations to help with Caz Dickinson’s development.

So far, the Charity has raised £79,414 out of £250,000 target and has over 50 people pledging to raise £1,000 each for the Charity in the next 12 months through individual fundraising. The Charity has also had many companies offering their products and services to this extraordinary project, but it is still in need of support from the industry to meet their goal and give a better quality of life for the whole family. 

Products and services donated so far by the industry include lighting for all parts of the house kindly donated by Collingwood Lighting and Zumtobel Group, and a voice lighting control system supplied by Saturn LED. A specialist bathroom suite was donated by Selco, and all of the sanitary bathroom ware will be supplied by Wolseley.

Heat Mat will supply all the underfloor heating, with Heatrae Sadia and Baxi providing the rest of the house heating. Rexel kindly donated products required for the electrical wiring, Schneider Electric the consumer units, while Hager will be supplying the wiring accessories fitted by DJR Smith.

The smoke, heat and CO alarms have been taken care of by Kidde Safety and a full security technology-enabled care system by Aico.

Other products which have been donated include kitchen units by Grafton Group Plc/Electricbase and cooking appliances by Glen Dimplex Kitchen Appliances; a Netatmo Smart Home system by City Electrical Factors (CEF) and a specialist vertical lifting carers bed by Eland Cables. Any other specialist electrical equipment that may be needed will be covered by Edmundson Electrical.

If you have not had a chance to be part of this special Big Build Project and would like to take part, you still can by visiting the website and signing up to the Practical Participation Programme.

You also still have a chance to be part of the Charity’s Raise the Roof campaign by donating £25 to the Charity which will allow them to buy a brick for this outstanding project and will give you a chance to put your name on this very special cause.

The Electrical Industries Charity has a wide range of opportunities for you to get involved and help them to transform the future of the Dickinson family by giving them a home where they can focus on Caz’s development and care.

For further information, or to take part, please contact Vicky Gray: