Saturday 20th April represented another milestone for Muscles for Charity.
A total of 25 volunteers contributed to two different projects for disabled people on two different continents. Children with cerebral palsy will benefit at the Dame Vera Lynn Trust premises in rural Suffolk, UK, and disabled adults requiring 24 hour care benefitted from a complete re-painting of their home situated in Kirkland, WA, USA.
‘Visions House’ is one of four premises owned and operated by charitable organization ‘Helping Hands for the Disabled’. Over a 10 hour period, fifteen Muscles volunteers re-painted the interior of the accommodation near Seattle.
Facebook quote from Suzanne Mc Crudden at Helping Hands “Muscles for Charity – what can we say, other than you are AWESOME ! Thanks to the team for painting the interior of our Visions House and replacing the floor in the bathroom. And thank you to those who donated at the Auction to pay for the materials for this amazing project”
Visit the Muscles – USA (2013) page of this website for more photographs of the Hero’s in action, or click on this link https://musclesforcharity.wordpress.com/usa/usa-2013/
Meanwhile in the UK, the Muscles team completed Phase 4 of the project to construct a unique garden and play area for children with cerebral palsy.
Message from Sara White, Regional Fundraiser for Dame Vera Lynn Trust on 22nd April.
“A massive THANK YOU! from everyone at the Dame Vera Lynn Trust Suffolk for all your hard work on Saturday. I had ordered the weather again & the sun was shining for Phase 4 of the project making the bright yellow fencing look even brighter.
Again as soon as everyone was at the school the tools emerged from cars and vans and workstations were set up in double quick time. Elaine kept the tea & coffee flowing and once Bernie & Steve had given a quick briefing the team got straight to the task in hand. The fencing looks great along with the planters which are made from sleepers. The fencing and sleepers are really solid and the guys made light work of the cutting and fixing, it really is taking shape now and we look forward to Phase 5 in a few weeks.
Thanks again for all your dedication and hard work and generously giving up your time to help the school, we are extremely grateful for your support & we could not have done this without you.
It is lovely to see the work that is going on in the USA also with the Muscles teams working together across the miles to help others.”