Garden transformation for 11 year old Renee

Posted on the 6th February 2018

Renee has Lissencephaly Miller Dieker Syndrome, which is a life limiting condition. It causes
abnormal brain development and she has developmental delay, seizures, weak muscle tone, visual impairment and feeding difficulties. Renee is a full time wheelchair user and needs 24 hour care.

Renee is a sociable little girl and communicates by making noises and smiling. She enjoys playing with her brothers and sister but trips out as a family are becoming less regular as her brothers become more independent. Renee will really benefit from a safe and level outdoor space to spend time in with her family.

The Garden Transformation

We wanted to extend the area that was safe and accessible for Renee to use in her wheelchair. Volunteers from Aviva, worked extremely hard in some very wet and cold conditions to convert the uneven and overgrown space in just two days.

The space was cleared before an access ramp and deck area were constructed. With a level set, bench planters were installed and retaining timber works were put in place. 10 Tonnes of hardcore and 3 Tonnes of sand were then shovelled by hand to level the whole garden.

With a large area of artificial grass laid, the finishing touch was to construct a screen to disguise the side of the existing shed. Renee and her family now have a fully accessible space to relax and enjoy together.

It's Amazing, thank you so much.

Jayne Renee's mum

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