I am writing to thank you for providing a £1500 MND support grant to help fund the installation of a stair lift in our home. My wife & I are quite overwhelmed by the kindness & generosity shown by yourselves & the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. I cannot thank you all enough.
We live in an older house with high ceilings & very steep stairs which I was having great difficulty in climbing despite having 2 handrails fitted recently. My daily stair movements were descending once a day with the prospect of a long, risky & tiring upstairs climb at bedtime. I had considered sleeping in a downstairs room but this would have been far from ideal as, although we have a ground floor loo, the bathroom is upstairs.
The installation of a stair lift has been a game-changer for us as this now allows me to move freely & safely from one level to another. This has helped no end with my independence, confidence & energy & my wife is also very grateful as she no longer has to run up & down stairs to retrieve the things I have forgotten! This will also allow us more time in our home of the last 20 years before we need to consider moving to single level living.
Again, I thank you for all your help & support.