The heating and plumbing community is coming together to help fund the purchase of Simon Antonelli’s business, SA Plumbing Solutions.
Simon explained his situation in a Facebook post: “I was diagnosed with cancer in April, I had a huge operation to remove my femur and hip. I’ve been in hell ever since.
“I will never work again and I was hoping to sell my business to my apprentice but after four weeks of trying to raise the funds, the banks declined him as he was too young… I was selling the business at asset cost to him.”
Simon’s story sparked an outpouring of support from the heating and plumbing community, and a gofundme page has been set up to raise £20,000 to cover the cost of the sale and safeguard the legacy of Simon’s business.
How you can help
If you’d like to donate, please visit www.gofundme.com/20kforSimon and give whatever you can.
You can follow Simon’s story via his video blogs on Instagram at www.instagram.com/simonjohnantonelli/