Select A Skip UK Ltd help Wellchild to makeover George’s garden in Stoke – October 2019

George has cerebal palsy, dystonia, epilepsy and visual impairment.  He is non verbal but can communicate yes or no with head movements.  George uses a wheelchair and requires 24 hour care, meaning day to day life can be extremely difficult.  Sensory activities are very important to George as he relies on hearing and smell.  He likes listening to birds and hearing his little sister play.

We were given just 2 days, a load of tools and a brief to transform a tired and uneven garden into a suitable and accessible outdoor space that George would be able to relax in and spend time with his family.

Day 1

Day 2

Before & After

A crack team of complete novices were transformed into a ground force / diy sos style crew (with quite a lot of assistance from the project manager).  By the end of the project we had built decking, planters, levelled the site and laid an artificial lawn.  We were all worn out but thoroughly enjoyed the experience which also proved to be a great team building exercise.

Wellchild aim to get seriously ill and disabled children out of hospital and back with their families where they belong.  A lot of support goes into to making this happen, apart from training and providing skilled nurses they are able to help a number of families make changes to the gardens and bedrooms that help to improve the child’s quality of life.

It was a great project to be involved in and the whole team said they’d love to do another.  If you are interested in volunteering and/or supporting the good work they do we’re sure they’d love to hear from you.  Simply Click on their logo below.

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