In a wonderful turn of events, Paul’s daughter recognised her Dad in photos of his art show on social media.
Paul, who has lived at Livingstone Road our supported living service in Gillingham since 2007 has made fantastic progress in the ten years he has spent at the service. He sustained a head injury from a fall onto a concrete floor and this lead him to need support with all aspects of his life. Paul has flourished at Livingstone Road and now leads a fulfilled life.
Paul enjoys painting and spends a great deal of time producing paintings for the service, and for the staff. Everyone at Livingstone Road and many people in the local community love Paul’s paintings, with some even being on display in local charity shops.
Last year Paul held his first art auction for Headway, the brain injury association. Following on from this success Paul recently held his section auction during Brain Injury Awareness week 2017. The Auction was a huge success raising over £200 for Headway, however, this was not the only good news. Paul’s daughter, Jo, attended the auction and posted some pictures of the event on social media. Paul’s other daughter who he had not seen for many years saw the pictures and couldn’t believe how well her dad had done. Seeing the photos of Paul’s success prompted his estranged daughter to get in touch and a few days later she came to visit him. Paul was overjoyed to be reunited with his daughter and is looking forward to seeing her again soon. The event could not have gone better for Paul and he is extremely happy with both of the outcomes.
Since the auction Paul has been attending Headway for Medway every week and has been doing portraits of the other attendees, everyone enjoys Paul’s art and he has even received a certificate from Headway for his efforts as a fundraiser.