More businesses answer family’s DIY SOS

GLENROTHES;'Carol Buchan, Moira and Ritchie Horrocks and Pauline To'photo; WALTER NEILSON
GLENROTHES;'Carol Buchan, Moira and Ritchie Horrocks and Pauline To'photo; WALTER NEILSON

A CRAIGROTHIE family whose dream of creating a house extension for their disabled son has taken a huge leap forward thanks to a Glenrothes businesswoman, are delighted that two more Fife businesses and an artistic local woman have stepped in to offer further help.

Moira and David Horrocks need to extend their home to enable their three-year-old son Ritchie to live a more independent life.

Ritchie has a rare form of achondroplasia, or short-limbed dwarfism, and uses a wheel chair to move around.

Recently the Fife Herald revealed that Glenrothes businesswoman Pauline To had stepped in to help the family.

By using her network of contacts Pauline was able to get an architect and a housebuilder to offer their services for free.

Now Graham, the plumbers’ merchants in Glenrothes, has offered to provide a new bathroom suite, while a local electrician has pledged his help and support.

Ladybank woman Aileen O’Donnell has also offered to paint murals in Ritchie’s bedroom.

Moira said she was delighted by the generosity shown in such a short space of time.

n Moira is still fund-raising for Ritchie’s fund and will hold a car boot sale in the Cupar Old Parish Centre, Cupar, on Saturday, May 26, from 10am-1pm.

For more information and to reserve a table contact Moira Horocks, tel. 01334 828353 .