Acorn steps in to help fundraiser with Parkinson's

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Nottingham company steps in to help fundraiser with Parkinson's


Earlier this month friends and neighbours gathered at William Randall's house to start work on an extension to his home, designed to assist him with his illness.

Since his diagnosis in 2001, Mr Randall, of Old Main Road, Bulcote has raised more than £100,000 towards Parkinson's charities and other good causes.

He had started work on the extension himself but as a way of thanks for all his efforts over the past 14 years, a team of more than 30 people pitched in to help him out.

Now Wollaton firm Acorn Windows has donated around £1,000 worth of fascia boards, soffit boards and guttering towards the project.

Managing director James Hibbert said: "The article made it quiet clear the building wasn't finished so I sent off an email and said if you need anything windows or doors or anything let us know.

"It was the fact that this gentleman already had given a lot of his time and had raised all this money for charity, it was such a lovely tale.

"It just made for magical reading and we just wanted to help."

The company's donation is part of the Post's ongoing Good Deeds Notts campaign which aims to get 1,000 people across the county to do one good deed between now and next August.

So far 128 people and organisations have taken part with activities and fundraising from head shaves and runs to giving blood and skydives.

Mr Hibbert said he and the company would be scouring the pages of the Post from now on to find other good causes which they could contribute towards.

He added: "We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our customers so it's nice to give back to them and give back to the community."

Once the soffits and fascias are fitted in to the extension it will mean they can fit the windows roof on securely and water tight.

Mr Randall, 59, said he didn't usually like receiving help from others but he was getting better at accepting it.

He said: "It's been absolutely fantastic, the amount of work that's been done, the money and time spent by so many people, it really is incredible."

The group are now costing the second part of the project - finishing the interior.

Organiser Kevin Bishop, 56, of Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce said the outpour of support had been overwhelming.

He said: "People are being so supportive, someone did costing of all the help we've received at a commercial level and it came to £6,500.

"We haven't paid a penny in labour once we've put the roof on and that's just people giving, working people."


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