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Raymond Taylor, Edinburgh

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Raymond Taylor’s grandson, a train enthusiast from Edinburgh, has autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, dyspraxia and respiratory problems. Jackson’s conditions put significant strain on his parents and, to give the couple a much-needed break, Raymond and his wife, Jeanette look after their two grandsons every weekend.

Watch Raymond and Jackson's story.

But taking Jackson and his brother, Riley, out every weekend can prove costly for their grandparents. Therefore Raymond applied for a Personal Grant through the Onefamily Foundation to take Jackson and his brother to the National Railway Museum in York so that he could explore his passion of trains further.

"It means a lot to have received the Personal Grant as it gives us the opportunity to get away with our two grandchildren and experience something that Jackson absolutely loves."

Raymond said "It means a lot to have received the Personal Grant as it gives us the opportunity to get away with our two grandchildren and experience something that Jackson absolutely loves. He has a very tough life, struggling with his conditions, and the chance to bring him happiness is something we really relish."

Raymond continued: “OneFamily helped to arrange a special tour and the Railway Museum were kind enough to put together an extra special itinerary, with some of Jackon’s particular interests in mind. The trip away also gave my son and daughter-in-law some quality time together – something which is limited but means so much to them.”