15 July 2020
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The Rowland Hill Fund supports people just like you

Stephen Williams - Rowland HillStephen Williams

Stephen became a stroke victim at just 30, resulting in a clenched right hand and weakness down his right side. To help with essential adaptations to his house he was successful with an application for a Disability Facility Grant and financial help from the Rowland Hill Fund.  Although Stephen is no longer able to work, he volunteers once a week at his old Royal Mail office. Stephen says: ‘The grant from Rowland Hill was class!’


Linda Burke - Rowland Hill FundLinda Burke

Former Bristol postwoman Linda Burke was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, and her husband became her carer. Linda’s husband Christopher has worked hard to support her as best he can. They needed to install a Closomat shower toilet, to give Linda independence for cleaning and drying. Thanks to a grant from the Rowland Hill Fund, she’s now able to wash herself independently. Christopher applied to the Rowland Hill Fund on Linda’s behalf. ‘I know caring for her is the right thing to do,’ he says. ‘It’s a difficult journey, but this grant has been amazing and I can’t thank Rowland Hill Fund enough.’


Tony Woods - Rowland Hill FundTony Woods

The last couple of years have been difficult for Anthony and his wife Jayne after their daughter Sophie became ill and debts mounted up. Sophie’s illness meant that they had to spend a lot of time at the hospital, which became very expensive. Anthony says: ‘We fell behind with our gas and electricity bills and the Fund has been really helpful and supportive. My wife and I work but haven’t been able to keep up with everything. Now we’re able to get on top of our payments and worry less about money while dealing with everything else.’