TP branch helps heart-op toddler

The Ruabon branch of builders merchants chain Travis Perkins have donated materials to build a wendy house for a two-year old girl with a heart condition.

Daisy Pritchard is due to have a second operation on a hole in her heart at great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and her father David wanted to get her a wendy house to cheer her up before she went. However, all his local stockists quoted delivery times of a few weeks, so Pritchard decided to build it for her himself.

The Pritchards have especially thanked the TP branch in Ruabon for donating all the wood and materials.

“It was such a kind gesture to make. The members of staff there were brilliant,” said Daisy’s mother Eileen.

Gareth Swinburn, branch manager at Travis Perkins in Ruabon, said: “We want to wish the Pritchards all the very best for the coming weeks and the future. It was our pleasure to help out such a loving family.

“Travis Perkins have been running a nationwide project to help out local communities called ‘1,000 projects, 1,000 places, 1,000 days’. It is all about staff getting out of the branches and helping communities and organisations, with a wide range of activities.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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