Employees from Kier were in Codicote last week to volunteer at a very special housing improvement project for six-year-old William who suffers from a disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

The team joined other volunteers that are helping to transform the family home into a space that William will be able to move around safely. As a result of his illness, he will suffer from a progressive loss of strength that will make moving around the house increasingly difficult and the need for the improvements all the more important. 

Alongside the volunteer workforce, Kier has donated a wide range of materials and equipment to the build including specialist project management advice, machinery and new bifold doors for the finished extension which is due to be complete in November.

Helen Redfern Kier Group HR director, lives in the same village as William and said: “William is a wonderful little boy and after hearing about the improvements needed to his home, I wanted to help in any way I could.  

“It is wonderful to see the amazing support being given to the build and I look forward to following the progress as their new home starts to take shape.”

Jo, William’s mum added: “Having a house that William can fully access and live more independently in will not only make his life so much richer but that of our whole family. We cannot thank all those that have supported us enough, we are truly overwhelmed.”

DMD is one of the most common fatal genetic disorders to affect children around the world. 1 in 3500 boys are affected by the progressive and currently incurable disease.

To follow William’s story and the progress of the improvements to his home, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DefendingWilliamagainstDuchenne/