Sign Along With Us raising money for inclusive holiday home to benefit those with disabilities
Date published: 23 January 2021
19-year-old Jade Kilduff was awarded the Yasin Khan Inspiration Award at the Mayor's Youth Awards 2019 for her dedication to improving the lives of those with disabilities
Britain’s Got Talent’s local sign language champions Sign Along With Us have started a JustGiving fundraiser to finance an adapted holiday home for its users.
With a target of £50,000, the money will help fund a fully accessible holiday home and its fees that families with a child or adult with disabilities can use for free throughout the year.
Jade and Christian Kilduff, of Heywood, started Sign Along With Us in 2019. It was with Christian, five, in mind that Jade started the group, teaching Makaton sign language so she could communicate with her younger brother who has cerebral palsy.
This grew and Jade began offering free signing classes to other local children and their families, to improve the lives of those with disabilities.
19-year-old Jade said: “I have dreamt for a while of purchasing a fully accessible holiday home which can be used by lots of families throughout the year who have a child or adult in the family with disabilities and may find it difficult and expensive to enjoy a family holiday together.
“The caravan I envisage would be wheelchair accessible, extra wide with a wet room, ramp, hoist, lowered units, etc. I’ve set the target at £50,000 which, after research, I believe would go a good way towards covering the home and the first year’s site fees.
“The holidays would be given completely free with the option of a voluntary donation - this and ongoing fundraising will go towards ongoing fees, cleaning, and general maintenance.
“I realise this is a huge amount of money, but we will be committed to raising this however long it takes.”
At the time of publication, £9,302 has been raised of the £50,000 target.
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