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WellChild Garden Makeover for Joe

Joe has a diagnosis of chromosomal deletion 9q34, a rare genetic disorder which means that he has a range of complex needs and severe learning difficulties. He requires physical assistance with all aspects of daily...

Posted 09 Jul 2018

Day two team

Samuel and Ethan’s garden makeover

Samuel has severe asthma, autism and complex learning difficulties. He also has epilepsy, joint hyper mobility, and adrenal insufficiency. He can become very ill, quickly and has been admitted to hospital frequently when his asthma...

Posted 25 Jun 2018

Hilti team from day two

10 year old Lucie’s new accessible garden

Lucie has Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder which causes a progressive inability to use muscles for eye and body movements and speech. She also has scoliosis and epilepsy. Lucie uses a wheel chair full...

Posted 13 Jun 2018

Volunteers help transform garden for three year old Kian

Kian has Down Syndrome, a heart defect and Hirschsprung Disease. These conditions mean that he has a range of medical needs; including constant bowel problems, learning and communication difficulties, and he is unsteady on his...

Posted 04 Jun 2018

New accessible garden for 6 year old Abdulbasit

Abdulbasit has a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay with regression in speech, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, severe learning difficulties, and is undergoing tests for Cornelia De Lang syndrome (limb abnormalities, heart defect, small at birth). He...

Posted 29 May 2018

The family garden after the garden makeover

7 year old Khyri’s new accessible garden

Khyri is autistic, is non-verbal and has no awareness of danger, which puts him at risk of hurting himself. Khyri gets very frustrated when he does not understand things which can have a negative impact...

Posted 22 May 2018

The finished garden makeover

Accessible Garden for 12 Year Old Lishon

Lishon has severe autism. He is non-verbal and has very challenging behaviour. He has difficulty with sensory processing, understanding his environment and requests made of him. This all causes him anxiety and can make day...

Posted 24 Apr 2018

Four year old Alfie’s new accessible garden!

Alfie has a diagnosis of complex intractable epilepsy, severe global developmental delay and dystonia. He is peg fed and has no mobility. Alfie suffers seizures multiple times throughout the day. He is unable to sit,...

Posted 27 Mar 2018

Speed Hire volunteers working on Alfie's garden makeover

New accessible garden for 3 year old Evia

Evia has an optic nerve glioma (a brain tumour) and Neurofibamatosis type 1, which can cause non-cancerous tumours that develop on the coverings of nerves. Evia is registered blind and is learning to use a...

Posted 27 Feb 2018

After the garden transformation

Garden transformation for 11 year old Renee

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...

Posted 06 Feb 2018

The family garden after the garden transformation