A GROUP of volunteers have rebuilt a family home for a dad who has Motor Neurone's Disease.

Electrician Jamie Thompson and his partner, Sarah Townsend, moved out of their home in Cradley, near Malvern, in late August.

The Band of Builders charity then started work at the property and made the couple's kitchen and garden more accessible for Mr Thompson, completing the project on September 1.

Miss Townsend said: “Jamie and I are totally bowled over with the work which the Band of Builders carried out at our home in just one week – it’s staggering.

“The end result is creative and breath-taking. Already Jamie and the children have utilised the whole of the garden, something which in recent years, has not been possible.

“This incredible group of people have created two extra spaces in our home which Jamie can now safely use and utilise to the full.

“The team thought of every tiny detail to make Jamie feel special and included in their design process, enabling him to create valuable memories with his children in spaces which had become redundant.

“The Band of Builders deserve every success and huge recognition for what they do.

"Giving up their precious time over two weekends - one of which was a bank holiday - right at the end of the school summer holidays, away from their families, to help Jamie enjoy his home once more, has been very humbling.

“Thank you Band of Builders, The Lighthouse Charity and Jewsons. You will all have a special place in our hearts forever.”

The local community also rallied round to support the project.

The local fish and chip van donated a meal to the volunteers, while Mr Thompson's sister cooked evening meals.

Neighbours also supplied food, tea and cake for the crew and Malvern St James Girls’ School, where Miss Townsend works, provided free accommodation and breakfast for the workers.

Mrs Olivera Raraty, the school’s headmistress, said: “It’s hard to believe how selfless and amazing these individuals are, giving up their own holidays and time with family, to help complete strangers.

“It shows what can be achieved when a group of people come together with a determination to make something happen. It’s a great message and inspiration for our students and young people everywhere.”

For more information about the Band of Builders charity, which helps tradesmen in their hour of need, visit https://www.bandofbuilders.org/