It could have proved too much for Dion’s family when, already dealing with their son’s illness, they were suddenly faced with having to move house and create a new home. But help was on hand from the team at The Paint Shed and Community RePaint South Lancashire.

Community RePaint South Lancashire recently teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support and the Audacious Church to help a young family after the intensive treatment schedule for their son’s leukaemia demanded that they move house.

Since being diagnosed with Leukaemia, Dion, age 2 years, has needed continual treatment at the hospital and with the hospital being  many miles from the family’s home, and with Dion being so young, they had little choice but to move into a council house, closer to the hospital, in Burnage.

When Martin Gamester the Director of Community RePaint South Lancashire heard of the family’s plight he offered the services of their Paint Shed programme, to paint and decorate the house. He also liaised with some of the schemes’ partners to obtain other equipment required to decorate the house.


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