A KIND-HEARTED group of car enthusiasts have held a fund-raising event on Redditch’s Washford Industrial Estate for a young woman they barely know after hearing about her plight.
Chloe Print-Lambert has a life limiting and potentially life threatening health condition with very limited mobility.
The 20-year-old cannot use her legs and her family home is unsuitable for her needs as it does not have showering facilities or an accessible toilet downstairs.
Chloe’s family are therefore fund-raising for Chloe’s Dream of Independence – to see their garage transformed into a living space.
The conversion would see Chloe have her own apartment complete with purpose-built wet room, a medical storage and preparation area, a hospital bed, space for an oxygen concentrator and a hoist system.
But the dream is that Chloe, who is from Bidford-on-Avon can also enjoy doing ‘normal’ things such as sewing and watching films.
Luke Sumners and his fiancé Jessica, who went to school with Chloe, decided to arrange an event involving the modified cars they are so passionate about as a fund-raiser.
The event, held on Heming Road in Redditch on Sunday (November 1), raised £450 for the cause which Chloe’s mum, Suze, said is earmarked for the wet room.
“It was absolutely amazing and to think that this group of young people who can get misconstrued for being involved in the modified car scene, came together to arrange this for Chloe is amazing,” she said.
“Chloe absolutely enjoyed it – everyone made her feel welcome and it was so nice for her to spend time with people her own age.
“It was very humbling that they took it upon themselves to arrange this event.”
The fund-raiser, which attracted people from as far away as Leicester and Wales saw at least 200 cars attend.