16/07/2019

Bloor Homes cinema screening for ‘Imogen’s next steps’

Hanslope Fields to host Greatest Showman screening to support Imogen Roberts in her fight to walk again on the 27th July from 7.30pm.

After losing the use of her legs almost a year ago when a tragic illness struck during a family holiday in Belgium, Bloor Homes is hosting a fundraiser for three-year-old Imogen Roberts from Raunds, Northamptonshire. 

Imogen is the daughter of Holly and Andy Roberts, who works for Bloor Homes contractor, SD Carpentry. She was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a condition that causes the body to attack itself resulting in spinal cord injury, which has left her unable to walk. 

After months of treatment and rehabilitation, the next step in her recovery is an intensive course of treatment at Neurokinex, a specialised neurological rehabilitation centre, with the four week program estimated to cost £10,000. 

To support the family in their efforts to raise the necessary funds, Bloor Homes is hosting an outdoor cinema screening on Saturday 27 July at its Hanslope Fields development on Castlethorpe Road. 

Taking place on the open space at the front of the development, the event will start at 7:30pm with the screening of The Greatest Showman scheduled to commence at 9:00pm. Tickets will be available for voluntary donations on the night. 

Speaking about the fundraising event, Gemma Deacon, Acting Head of Sales for Bloor Homes South Midlands explains: “Across the business we were all touched by Imogen’s story and felt that we had to help support her and her family in her fight to regain the use of her legs. 

“We look forward to welcoming people from across the surrounding community to our Hanslope Fields development to enjoy a fantastic evening of family entertainment.”

One hundred deckchairs are being provided for the screening by us Homes, however people are welcome to bring their own, along with any food and drink they would like to enjoy. 

Andy Roberts, who will be attending the screening with his wife Holly, added: “Walking is something we all take for granted and you never think of the devastating effects it would have if it was taken away from you.

“We are very grateful to Bloor Homes for all of their efforts to support our fundraising campaign for Imogen and would like to say a big thank you in advance to everyone who comes along on the night.” 

For more information on Imogen’s story and the Imogen’s Next Steps fundraising campaign please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/imogensnextstep.  

EVENT SUMMARY 

- Outdoor cinema screening of The Greatest Showman at Bloor Homes Hanslope Fields
- Saturday 27 July – event starts at 7:30pm with film from 9:00pm
- Tickets available for voluntary donation all ages welcome
- 100 deckchairs available
- Guests welcome to bring own chairs and food/drink of their choice