Soon after Jordan was diagnosed, his grandfather, Kevan, began working on what he affectionately refers to as his ‘garden project’, determined to give Jordan a haven to play in.
Jordan has an older sister, Abi, and a younger brother, Arron. Along with their cousins, Robbie and Scarlotte, the children play together as normally as any other family.
“Their granny and I give all of the children as much as we can, taking them away for a few days every month, but we wanted somewhere for them here, too,” says Kevan, “I wanted somewhere for Jordan to run around and play and enjoy himself. He needs fun, and I needed to do something.”
So Kevan came up with a plan to build a model railway, born from his desire to give something back to the hospital that does so much for his tiny grandson, and all the other children like him.
“I’m a member of Sheffield Model Railway Society and I got to thinking about how I could use this interest to create something that could help Jordan, and the hospital,” Kevan explains.
Kevan has started work on a 16ft by 8ft model railway which he plans to tour around major UK model railway exhibitions and events, with donations being split between Jordan and the hospital.