Devoted son needs your votes to transform bathroom for stroke-victim mother

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th July 2017, 10:59 am
Updated Thursday, 27th July 2017, 12:04 pm

A York man needs help to win a bathroom makeover competition, that will allow him to help his wheelchair using mother after suffering a stroke, the leading online marketplace for homeowners to find quality tradesmen, has teamed up with online bathroom retailer to find ‘Britain’s Worst Bathroom’ and give it a makeover. The prize is a bathroom transformation with a value of up to £2,000 - including products and a MyBuilder tradesperson to complete the work.

More than 400 homeowners from all over the UK have already entered, telling MyBuilder what winning the prize would mean to them.

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Members of the public have already cast over 11,000 votes so far - and one story that stands out comes from York resident, William Roy.

William explains: “Our mum had a stroke five years ago, and can't get upstairs now so has been using the downstairs cloakroom toilet. This, as you can imagine, is difficult to manoeuvre in and use with a wheelchair.

"The whole layout needs rearranging to make access better and an update is long over due, making her life much easier to facilitate the use of washing.”

You can read William’s story, and vote for him to win the bathroom makeover prize for his mum, here:

According to a survey recently conducted by, the vast majority of people dislike their own bathrooms, with more than two thirds of people (67%) saying they were unhappy with it. Nearly half of all people surveyed (45%) said it was the room in their home they most wanted to renovate, while 41% admitted to being embarrassed by their bathroom when friends came to visit.

Commenting on the competition, MyBuilder CEO and founder Ryan Notz said: “Our recent survey proved that Britain’s bathrooms are in crisis. With so many unhappy homeowners, we knew that something had to be done. That’s why we’ve partnered with to find Britain’s Worst Bathroom and turn it into a room people will be proud of.”

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