Chance to help Polegate woman with rare disease win a bathroom makeover

A woman from Polegate who suffers from a rare syndrome is in the running to win a bathroom transformation that could help make her bathroom safe to use.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 3:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:04 am
Plea for help to get a shower installed
Plea for help to get a shower installed, an 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.

Members of the public have already cast over 15,000 votes - and one story that stands out comes from Polegate resident Sabira Xusni.

Sabira explains: “I’ve just been diagnosed with a rare disease called hypermobility syndrome. It means my joints get dislocated and painful all the time. It’s going to take a long time for the council to help as there is a long waiting list. So, if I will win this competition, it will help me to have a shower as at the moment I’m struggling to get in and out of the bath tub. It will also help my daughter because she is the one who is looking after me.”

You can read Sabira’s story, and vote for her to win the bathroom makeover prize, here:

Voting closes at midnight on Monday August 7.

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.