The mum of a boy who suffers from physical disabilities and is profoundly deaf has issued a heartfelt thank you to the neighbours who have helped her so much throughout the year.
Louise Bailey, 41, of Upper Newbold Close, says her neighbours are ‘amazing’ and that she couldn’t give her son, Noah, 3, the support he needs without their help.
And this Christmas, six of the men of the street even went Christmas carol singing to raise money for the specialist nursery which Noah attends.
Louise said: “They have been amazing and they are all so supportive.
“They come round if I need help with anything in the house and get things from the shops for me, but they are also there is I just need a chat or if I need perking up during the day.”
As well as Noah, Louise also has his twin sister, Laila, to look after and their older brother Keanan, 17.
“What I really need is to move house but knowing we would lose the support of these amazing people makes it such a hard decision to make,” said Louise.
“They really need some recognition for what they do - I can’t thank them enough.”
Because of Noah’s disabilities, he attends a school for children with cerebral palsy - PACES in High Green - meaning Louise has a 30 mile round trip to Sheffield every weekday.
And the nursery has also recently been a grateful recipient of Louise’s neighbours’ big-heartedness.
“Before Christmas six of the men on the street went out raising money for new equipment for the nursery by singing Christmas carols door-to-door,” said Louise.
“They did it for a good couple of hours and raised over £100 in the process.”