Win a Grand for your Garden

Huge congratulations to Megan Rees from Oxford who entered the competition hoping to change the life of her three year old daughter Ariella.

Ariella has severe disabilities, she was given a 10% chance of survival at birth and has beaten the odds. Her parents have had to give up work to provide round the clock care for her as her needs are so complex.

Ariella currently has nowhere safe to play outside and can’t even go to the park as it is too risky for her.

We are very excited to begin the transformation and give Ariella beautiful garden to play in. Watch this space!

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Jodie Lopez

Halifax

My friend recently experienced a nightmare scenario. Her husband passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, leaving her and their two daughters, age 3 and 4, lives in turmoil. As he was a stay at home dad and she was the main wage earner it has added extra complications. She has lost her job as it involved travelling abroad, which she now cannot do obviously while keeping a stable homelife for the girls, so is now setting up her own company from home which has caused some financial instability. Not expecting to be alone raising her girls at a young age she has been a rock for them, keeping them in routines and having as much fun as possible, whilst dealing with her and their ongoing grief and sadness. She has recently done an amazing job of improving their house on the inside, repainting the kitchen cabinets, buying bargain furniture pieces to upcycle and giving the house a new lease of life to help move them all forward from this tragedy. But the garden is drawing a blank. It is a very uninspiring space and she is not the green fingered sort! I know she would love for the girls to have a wonderful outdoor space to run around in and forget their worries for a while. Please help her to make their garden environment as full of warmth and love as she has done inside the house. Those girls deserve a change in fortune. I am Nottingham based but they are living in Halifax.

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