RMC Media has pledged to support a Dronfield building firm in transforming the home of a paralysed woman in a DIY SOS style makeover.

Green Bird Properties’ Roger Bird has offered to adapt the home of Lesley and John Flint, of Inkersall, to make it accessible following Lesley receiving the devastating news that she would be paralysed from the waist down for the rest of her life.

Following pleas for support on LinkedIn, Lesley’s story soon went viral on Facebook, and around 70 contractors have offered products and services to help GreenBird with the build. With so many people wanting to help, Roger set up a JustGiving page, with a target of £28,000, which would help give Lesley and John an extension much more suited to the couple’s needs compared to the plans their budget originally allowed.

Roger plans to build the couple an extension which will house a wet room and bedroom for Lesley. If the campaign raises enough money, he would like to build a bigger extension to accommodate a more suitable space for the couple, and make additional adaptations to the couple’s kitchen to bring some normality back to their lives.

RMC Media will be following Green Bird Properties as they complete the project for Lesley and John, at the moment Roger is looking to raise funds in the hope that he can build a better extension than the couple originally budgeted for. He then hopes to complete the transformation in a DIY SOS style makeover, with the help of the contractors who have offered their labour and firms that have pledged to provide materials for the build.

Once the project is complete, we’ll be live streaming the big reveal across our social media channels, and featuring all the heroes who have helped make the project happen in our magazines.

If you would like to support GreenBird Properties build a better home for Lesley and John, you can pledge your support on JustGiving or contact the firm through their website.