After being involved in several successful DIY SOS projects over the years, Solidor recently launched Solidor SOS – The Grand Entrance, which was a social media campaign asking consumers to nominate someone for a new entrance door.
There was one particular nomination that stood out for Mr & Mrs Dellar and their son who suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a form of paediatric epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Solidor partner FIS Windows put forward their name as they were already working on an existing DIY SOS project with them through local charity GeeWizz, by providing windows and a French doorset to their home in Ipswich.
The existing PVCu panelled front door to their home had a faulty handle and cylinder while the door itself was narrow and had cracked due to the wheelchair access requirement. Solidor supplied FIS Windows with a wider door combination from the Italia Collection in lavender from the new Pastel Range, complete with full length Karcher handle for ease of access, along with a low threshold for better access.
Tracy Garwood, marketing manager of FIS Windows was involved in most of the project including the nomination and commented: ‘We were already working with Mr & Mrs Dellar through the GeeWizz charity which is focussed on providing specialist equipment to children and young adults up to the age of 21, living in Suffolk and Norfolk with a disability. So, the nomination to Solidor was obviously a perfect opportunity for us to help them out further given their circumstances.
She continued: ‘They now have a front door that is wide enough for the wheelchair, is totally secure and has also made a great feature on the home. Needless to say, the family are thrilled with their new addition.’
Gareth Busson, head of sales and marketing for Solidor Group added: ‘We’ve been involved in several DIY SOS projects over the years and decided it was time to launch our own. It’s clear to see that the new door for Mr & Mrs Dellar will greatly improve their lives on a daily basis and for their son, thanks must also go out to FIS for their work on this project.’
Please visit www.fiswindowsltd.co.uk to find out about FIS Windows and www.geewizzcharity.com for information about the charity involved in the rest of the project. For further information about the benefits of becoming a Solidor partner, visit www.solidor.co.uk and you can also add to their following on Twitter @solidor.
A video for Solidor SOS is now also live on their website and on social media.