I recently bought my bungalow and have been getting the inside into a good decorative order. I was planning to work on the garden this summer but unfortunately I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I am due to have a double mastectomy and radiotherapy and maybe chemotherapy depending on other results. It would be lovely to have the money to pay someone to tidy up my garden and put in a fence and small gate around the patio so I can safely sit and relax in the garden during my recovery while my dogs are in a seperate part of the garden as I have 4 bouncy dogs who I will need to keep away from obviously. I am a 44 year old single mum, my son is 16 and has mild autism and I'm sure if the garden looked neater he would feel happy to use the garden, at the moment he doesn't go out there at all. Obviously due to the surgery, it will be a very long time before my muscles are strong enough enough for me to do heavy gardening which means I am worrying about it getting more out of control. Winning this competition would mean so much to me I don't have the words to describe it, for myself, my son and my dogs to be able to enjoy the garden safely and together would be an absolute dream come true.
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