KIDNEY failure victim Sarah Coupe's dreams of a wizard new bedroom are one step closer today as her family finally move into their new home.
The 13-year-old, who also has a hole in the heart and has recently undergone an operation to fit tubes for a dialysis machine, was looking forward to spending Christmas in a Harry Potter bedroom at her family's brand-new home.
But the Barratt house on the Sefton Farm Estate in Clayton-le-Moors was not ready in time and Sarah had to spend the festive season in her small bedroom, packed with dialysis equipment, at the Coupes' two-bedroom home in Grimshaw Street, Great Harwood. The family have finally been given the keys for the property and are moving into their new home today.
Design students from Accrington and Rossendale College have volunteered to transform the room into a magical tribute to Harry Potter and work will now be able to get underway. Sarah will also finally have a spare room to keep all of her dialysis equipment and medication in.
Her mother, Karen, 42, said the teenager was really looking forward to work starting on her new room.
She said: "We have only got the keys today, so the interior design students are going to take some pictures of the room so they can decorate around it. We will also have joinery students putting in some special features.
"The students are not just on a painting and decorating course - the college offers a course in special decorative techniques such as marbling. It's quite rare, some of the techniques have been passed down from generations.
"We are hoping they are going to come in and make part of it look like an old stone wall, and make it look like there are big stone slabs around the window, which will be textured as well. Sarah is going to have lots of stuff in there. She has got all of the characters, Hermione, Hedwig the owl and Norbett the dragon. She has also got a toy of Dobby the house elf, which is not yet available in this country. We had to get it off the Internet.
"She is really excited. She has read all of the books except for the last one and has seen both of the films."
She added: "Sarah is doing really well with the dialysis and the hospital is pleased with her progress."