Recticel Insulation has supported a building project designed to ensure a terminally ill father can live amongst his loved ones.

Andy Griffiths from Buckinghamshire was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in September 2016. Before his illness was diagnosed, Andy worked for 11 years as a self-employed IT consultant whilst renovating his property in his spare time to create a dream family home. Understandably, Andy’s idea of converting the garage into an office came to a halt when he fell too ill to carry out the work himself. Instead the family agreed that using the garage to build additional living space, in particular a wet room for Andy was very much needed instead.

To ensure Andy is as happy and comfortable as possible, family and friends started a fundraising campaign – A Space for Andy – in order to facilitate the conversion of the family’s garage into a bedroom and wet room. If successful, it will mean Andy can continue to live at home with his family for the foreseeable future.

The ‘A Space for Andy’ Just Giving page, has so far collected more than £16,000. It’s allowed construction work to begin on the garage conversion, which has been bolstered by support from the local business community. Recticel and Jewson have made a joint donation of 17 insulation boards to the building project, which is being overseen by contractors LJ Bick Building Services from Bedfordshire.

Kevin Bohea, Commercial Director at Recticel, said: “We were deeply moved by Andy’s story and wanted to help. The wet room will make a huge difference to Andy’s quality of life and allow him to remain with his beautiful family. I’d like to thank Jewson, local businesses and the other manufacturers for their joint support, and our sincere best wishes to Andy, his wife and their two young children.”