“FOR Logan, having his own bedroom and bathroom would be life changing.”

These are the words of Liz Crook, the mother of Logan Chadbone, a seven-year-old boy from Puriton who suffers from a number of health conditions including severe cerebral palsy, epilepsy and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. 

Logan’s family need to raise more than £10,000 to pay for a new bedroom and accessible bathroom so he can “live a safe and dignified life.”

If the family managed to raise this figure, Duncan Bannatyne, a former Dragon’s Den investor on the BBC show, said he would match it giving the family a total of £20,000 for the project. 

The mother of three said Logan’s condition has taken its toll on family life, with Liz quitting her job as a secondary school teacher to care for her son full time. 

She said: “Logan is currently living in our lounge as it is the only place we can put all of his equipment. 

“He is unable to walk and requires care 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

“We have gone from a two salaried income to one overnight – it is tough but we have to do our best.

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“We don’t have any bathing facilities that are safe for Logan to use so he is washed in bed and has to have his hair washed in the kitchen sink which is not nice for him,” Liz said. 

In a bid to get the project off the ground, the family has secured £30,000 of funding through a disabled facilities grant and have set up a fundraising page so people can donate to the cause online.

“We decided to do an online fundraising auction to help us raise some money and approached a number of businesses to see if they would give us any items to sell,” Liz said. 

Liz tweeted Deborah Meaden, who is still on Dragon’s Den, and Duncan Bannatyne to see if they would be willing to donate any items to the auction.

She was shocked when Mr Bannatyne replied with an exciting proposal.
“When I tweeted Duncan I was asking him to give us some free spa vouchers for our online auction. 

“I was shocked when he said he would give us £10,000 if we managed to raise the first half on our own, it is so generous of him to offer to help us,” said Liz.

Since the family set up the fundraising page, the family has raised more £7,000 towards their goal and Liz says it will make a ‘huge difference’ to Logan’s life. 

“Ever since Logan was a baby he has never had his own room. If we raised enough money to complete this project it would future proof Logan for life. 

“Logan’s new room would have enough room for all of his equipment and would give us our lounge back.

“It would not only give Logan his own space but it would give us a space that we can sit and unwind in – it would be fantastic,” Liz said.
For more information or to donate search for Logan’s Journey on Facebook or visit gofundme.com/4nzi37s