The charity was asked to help a family whose 4 year old son Zachariah has a life limiting condition with severe disabilities and complex medical needs. They recently moved into an adapted council house in Radcliffe, however the garden is far from accessible making it extremely difficult to push Zachariah into it let alone play in there. Being outside in a safe space would mean so much to them as a family. It helps his health and reduces the sleep/seizure routine in the day.
The charity pledged to help this family and started the transformation a week ago. The Frost Foundation paid for all materials needed and welcomed volunteers to assist with the project. This challenge quickly became similar to something you would see on television. Friends and supporters of the Frost Foundation turned up at the family home, they removed all existing damaged flagstones, ripped down old and rebuilt new fences, built a garden wall, laid a new patio, built a shed, erected a special swing, painted an existing fence, laid artificial turf, planted a flower garden & pots and then jet washed and cleaned everything ready for completion. Jack Veevers project managed the whole process, even though he was originally only there to build the walls! He enlisted lots of his pals who turned up at weekend and most evenings after they had finished at their own jobs, non of which had ever been involved in something like this before, enduring terrible weather conditions but managed to complete he garden in time for Zachariahs 5th birthday.
Sadly Zachariah became poorly last weekend and had to be admitted to hospital so he hasn’t seen the garden yet. But once he is well enough to come home he now has a beautiful garden to enjoy.