My dad, sister and I are planning a surprise room makeover for my mother. She is an amazing, selfless person who has cared for us through mental health crisises and, in my father's case, a stroke last year. However she has multiple health conditions such as osteoarthritis and Sleep Aponea. These mean that she sleeps in a bedroom by herself which used to be my sister's bedroom. Five years ago it was a brilliant room, but now it is not fit for purpose. It is crowded( my mother uses it for laundry) and unhealthy. There is damp in the walls and dust traps everywhere. She has not had a good night's sleep in years and this comes with its own long term consequences for her health.
Why are we asking you for money? Simply put, we have very little to spare due to the fact that my parents are self employed and the business has gone into decline due to health problems. We do not receive any benefits apart from a small private pension of >£1000 a month from their former employer.