Kim is in a wheelchair and could not access her back garden after she and her husband moved into a bungalow. The Trust helped with a grant towards some decking and raised beds. She is a very keen gardener and her husband says “it has made such a difference to Kim, just being able to sit out there on the decking planning her raised beds which puts a smile on her face. That would not have been possible without the help of the Trust so I thank you once again”.
She suffered a back injury several years ago and also suffers from mental health. She says, “The trust has helped me to continue doing my hobby and love for gardening by providing new flower beds that are simple and practical to access. I have managed to create a herb garden and will be planting vegetables next year. I thank the Trust so much and am forever grateful.”
He is in a wheelchair and required access to his garden. He says, “Since being helped with a grant to lay paving slabs in my garden this has given me the freedom at last to be outside in my wheelchair and not be stuck indoors. My garden has come together wonderfully and is finally getting to where it needs to be. Thank you to Gardening for Disabled for helping me and allowing my prison sentence to be cut as that’s what it felt like being stuck indoors all the time. So thank you, and especially to Angela for helping me in keeping me up to date with progress and for the board in helping me overcome my inner fears and give me my life back again.”
He has MS and is now in a wheelchair fulltime. He used to be a landscape gardener, had an allotment and, on entering teaching, set up a garden at the school where he taught. He required access for his wheelchair and also some raised beds. He says, “The grant from Gardening for the Disabled Trust has allowed me to have built a large raised bed to grow herbs and vegetables. Before my MS diagnosis I used to be very active and loved gardening. However this grant has enabled me to plant and grow everything from parsnips to pumpkins, beetroot to beans and quite a few weeds! It is keeping me busy and has given me something to look forward to. I’m looking forward to next year and putting my new horticulture skills to more practise. Many thanks to all at Gardening for the Disabled for making this happen which really has and will change my life.”