WellChild garden makeover for five year old Philet

Posted on the 30th October 2017

Philet has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and is receiving treatment. He also has cerebral palsy and decreased muscle tone, which affects all his limbs. Philet is fed via a PEG tube as he has an unsafe swallow. He is a full time wheelchair user and he is totally reliant on his mum for all his care needs.

The family are always keen to ensure that Philet has the best home life possible. They needed a space creating in the garden that would suit Philet’s needs, providing an accessible and safe outdoor play space.

The Garden Makeover

We wanted to create a safe, level space for Philet and his family to enjoy being outside. With relaxing elements for them all to be able to come together. Volunteers from BCD Travel joined our Helping Hands team and worked incredibly hard over two days to make the plan a reality.

They first removed the existing uneven grass before levelling in two bench seat planters. Decking was then laid across the width of the garden to create a social seating area. This joined onto an artificial grass lawn for relaxing and a swing area with matted floor covering for safety.

It looks absolutely amazing, Philet loves it

Charlotte, Philet's mum

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