Six year old Keryn’s garden makeover

Posted on the 31st July 2018

Keryn has a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. She has low muscle tone, a heart condition, delayed learning and sleeping problems. She has no awareness of danger and will put anything in her mouth. Keryn has severe speech delay and although she is able to talk she can be difficult to understand.

The family garden was not safe and secure which meant that Keryn was unable to play outside. She needed a safe and fun outdoor space to give her room to play and relax.

Garden Makeover

We wanted our garden makeover to give Keryn an outdoor space that she could safely access, play and have fun in. Despite delays with building materials volunteers from Hilti stepped up to the challenge, working incredibly hard, and made an amazing transformation happen in just two days.

The team stripped back the overgrown garden, removed bushes, tree stumps and old decking. They erected 27 metres of fence panels, which provides privacy for the family, and allows Keryn and her sister to play in a secure garden. A small deck was constructed to give safe access into the garden from the house. Volunteers also created an area of artificial grass and added sensory items, including a mirror, chalkboard, shade sail, cushions and blankets. These changes will have a huge impact on Keryn and her family, improve day to day life and boost her health and wellbeing.

Watch the moment Keryn see's her brand new garden for the first time!

Words cannot express how grateful we are to you all

Keryn’s mum

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