A lovely mum and her 4 children were put forward to receive help from An Hour For Others by the family support worker who recognised the condition of the 3 children's bedrooms as in real need of decoration. The rooms were playing a part in poor physical and mental health. After meeting the family and passing our process, including matching our criteria, a team of kind-hearted tradespeople and businesses joined forces to refurbish the three bedrooms to a superb standard. 

The painting and decorating was done by Gecko interiors, Peter Graham and Regenda. The paint was supplied by Dulux and ETM window blinds supplied the window blinds. Three amazing beds were also provided by Lombard Shipping and Forwarding.

Only 3 years previous the families oldest child committed suicide which led to a real downward spiral of depression, anxiety, stress and grief which is unimaginable. One moment of shear heartbreak changed a family forever and led to a long period of suffering and struggling day to day.  Mum was really keen to improve her own circumstances and take control back of her life; she is even looking at setting up suicide support groups to help other parents going through tragic circumstances.

The help the tradespeople and businesses provided by giving their 'hour for others' to refurbish the three bedrooms has given the family such a massive boost in so many ways. The children now have a safe, comfortable and warm place to relax and sleep, this in itself is vital for any child growing up and helps them have a good nights sleep and improve physical and mental well being which in turns leads them to be able to concentrate and perform better in school.  It also shows these children that the world actually isn't such a cruel harsh place and there is people out there who care about other people. The oldest son has also joined one of the boxing clubs that have offered to give free places and is making amazing progress.

These are mums words from our feedback form.

'My children' 3 bedrooms were decorated from top to bottom and it has really made a huge difference to myself and kids lives. We are so much more settled and comfortable now with the kids finding it easier to get into a bedtime routine, they love being able to spend time in their lovely rooms watching TV or relaxing after school. The kids all really look after their rooms and keep them clean and tidy as they really appreciate the time and effort An Hour For Others have put in for them. I would love to help AHFO in the future  and really can't thank them enough for making such a difference to my families life. An Hour For Others are amazing people, each and everyone involved we can't thank you all enough'.
An Hour for Others is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1180688 City Centre Office - 615b Cotton Exchange, Bixteth Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ Community Hub - 657-659 West Derby Rd, Liverpool L13 8AG (Near to Tuebrook roundabout) Tel - 0151 245 8282
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