Hilti volunteers help transform 11 year old Mohammad’s garden

Posted on the 7th August 2017

Mohammad has muscular dystrophy, a progressive muscle weakening condition. He is a full-time wheelchair user and requires a high level of support.

As his condition has deteriorated in recent years, it has become more difficult for Mohammad to access the outdoors. Mohammad finds the impact of his muscle weakness upsetting and frustrating.

Previously Mohammad was unable to access the garden and had to sit and watch through the window while his sisters were outside playing. He spends a lot of time in his bedroom when he is at home which impacts on the whole family.

The Garden Makeover

We wanted to create an accessible garden for Mohammad to enjoy with his family and friends. Volunteers from Hilti did a fantastic job and completely transformed the whole garden in just two days.

The team dug up all the existing turf and levelled a large area, installed a ramp, decked path and seating area. They also included an area of artificial grass surrounded by raised beds with sensory plants. The tarmac path was repaired to allow safe access to the garden, and a pergola with trellis, solar lights and climbing plants was added to give Mohammad something to look at from his bedroom window.

The family now have a relaxing outdoor space where they can spend time together, and Mohammad has more freedom and independence.

It's beautiful!

Yasmeen, Mohammad’s mum

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