Band of Builders help get Luke home

Trainee bricklayer Luke, 17, was in his second year of a bricklaying at Otley College when he suffered an aneurysm, known as an arteriovenous malformation.

Luke has spent time in hospitals and rehabilitation centres before moving to the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre, The Chantry, around 18 months ago.

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Tony Steel, operations director for Band of Builders, said: “We are on a mission to get Luke home and back where he belongs with his family.

“This is exactly the type of project that Band of Builders exists for and we are hugely grateful to our partners such as Selco for the support they provide in enabling us to deliver such important work.”

Luke’s parents, Karen Goold and Luke Hannat, have been trying to raise funds so they could adapt their house so Luke could come home. That has now been made possible thanks to the Band of Builders.

Lee Powling, branch manager of Selco Chelmsford, who provided the products said: “As soon as we heard about Luke’s story, we had no hesitation getting involved to support the fantastic efforts of Band of Builders.

Luke’s family were initially told the chances of him surviving were limited and as he underwent life-saving brain surgery. Since then, he is now able to move one leg, one arm and has learnt to communicate by blinking, raising his eyebrows and he uses an alphabet chart to spell out words.

“We are keeping everything crossed that this will be a real turning point for Luke and his family after they have all suffered horrendously over the last three and a half years,” said Powling.

Selco’s 75 UK branches, have hundred of trades brands in stock, are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.

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