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A Bury St Edmunds-based charity is getting ready to give life-changing renovations to the home of a six-year-old girl and her family.

GeeWizz charity has declared ‘all systems go’ on the exciting build for Jasmine Moxom and her family, from Beck Row, following an appeal made by the charity and supported by the Bury Free Press.

Jasmine, who suffers from Spastic Cerebral Palsy, has defied the expectations of medical professionals who predicted her to never walk or talk.

As a result of a major operation and twice weekly physiotherapy sessions, which the charity has helped to fund, Jasmine is able to walk along with the assistance of splints and her walking aid Buddy.

Sister Summer, mother Sally, and Jasmine with Graham Merton, of Merton Painting and Decorating, and Neil Hempstead, of NB Hempstead Building Services
Sister Summer, mother Sally, and Jasmine with Graham Merton, of Merton Painting and Decorating, and Neil Hempstead, of NB Hempstead Building Services

Crystal Barber, manager of GeeWizz, said: “It is so heart-warming to see local people rally together and provide such a fantastic project for a family in need.

“I am delighted that we are able to carry out these works on the family’s home, allowing Jasmine the opportunity to continue progressing with her walking and physiotherapy, and grant her the independence she deserves as she gets older.”

The works will include widening door frames and levelling out floors to assist Jasmine to move on her own around her home as previously due to the lack of personal freedom she became anxious to be in a separate room from her mother, Sally.

The charity’s Jasmine Appeal has seen many people in the community donate to the charity to help the family and fund the building work needed to complete the project.

The work will be done by contractor Neil Hempstead, of NB Hempstead Building Services, who has pulled together with GeeWizz, to complete the build, which begins on Monday, March 11.

It is estimated the full job will take around four weeks and will be supported by Merton Painting and Decorating as well as Capricorn Carpets, in Bury St Edmunds.

The Jasmine Appeal is still open and if you wish to donate, go to www.justgiving.com/campaign/GeeWizz-Jasmine-SOS-Renovation.

For more information about the GeeWizz Charity, or to find out how you can support this project, email crystal@geewizzcharity.com