Wellchild provides new garden for Wolverhampton family

Volunteers from the WellChild charity have teamed up with businesses including artificial turf manufacturer TigerTurf to create a new garden for a deserving family in Wolverhampton.

The Wellchild volunteers. Image: Supplied
The Wellchild volunteers. Image: Supplied

Three-year-old Lilee Anne Geach suffers from severe epilepsy and several brain conditions, and caring for her 24 hours a day had left mother Lisa and father Richard with little time to do much else. With the garden ill-equipped for Lilee's needs and unable to provide the relaxing family space they desired, local volunteers from WellChild and KGJ Insurance Group got together for two days to give it a complete overhaul.

Previously the garden was laid with uneven concrete slabs and gravel which were unsuitable for use by Lilee's mobility pushchair. KGJ called on TigerTurf, who delivered a new 30m2 Vision Deluxe surface. The brand new sensory garden was completed with a decked seating area and a swing for Lilee to play on.

Lilee's mum Lisa commented: "We would love to have had a beautiful garden for Lilee to enjoy but taking care of her has always been our top priority. I saw a post on Facebook where something similar had been done for a girl who was ill and I thought I may as well try and see if we could get it done for Lilee.

"When she saw the garden she just looked delighted. I really can't thank the volunteers and everyone who contributed to the project enough."

Richard Cox, Group Director at KGJ Insurance Group, commented: "It was a wonderful project to be involved in, and the end result was everything we were aiming for; Lilee loved the new garden and you could see her reacting to it.

"The new surface had to be artificial, and we wouldn't have been able to afford it without TigerTurf's help. They went quite literally out of their way to deliver the turf and we're extremely grateful to them."

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