Our Stories - Thomson Family

The Teddy Bear Foundation has paid to relieve some of the stress faced by the family of 14-year-old Sharon Thomson, from Ayr. Sharon suffers from Autistic Spectrum Disorder and a range of severe learning difficulties.

At home, this can put great pressure on mum and dad, Charlie and Liz Thomson and Sharon's younger sisters, Emma and Megan.
The family get no peace and quiet to spend time in the bathroom but the local authority refused to fund much-needed alterations to the house.
When told about the family's situation, The Teddy bear Foundation contributed £1000 to pay for a new bathroom for the family.
Explained dad Charlie, 41: "The way things are, it is dangerous to allow Sharon in the bathroom on her own. She tries to put her face in the water." The money will be used to create a new bathroom by converting a bedroom, with builder Charlie doing most of the work himself.
Said mum Liz, 36: "We are absolutely delighted. I can't wait to see the girls faces when the work is finished."

Liz and Charlie Thomson with daughters Emma (right) and Megan at their home in Ayr.

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