Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help fund disabled access to back garden.
- Bolton, UK
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I am sorry I have had to resort to asking for help to get Disabled Garden Access , but unfortunatly due to funding being cut, I am unable raise any more funds to complete my garden access for my wheel chair, as some of my friends are aware due to my Disabilities I am unable to do many things, my mobility has now deteriorated to the point that I need alot of equipment to enable me to do ordinary day to day activities , such as bathing , walking and just generally living, I have desided to ask for help in trying to get help accessing my Garden, because I only have a small paved area, that I have access to that is safe is a 6ft x 6ft square, before any funding was cut I was able to fund a raised planter to be built, to enable me to continue gardening, I have an amazing friend Sam who has built me a raised planter to enable me to enjoy gardening, I can not safely bend over,crouch or walk safely any more so a raised planter was the only safe option.
Lucy and Suzanne have painted the raised planter and fences and lined and planted, but unfortunately the help to make my garden accessible for me has fallen through due to funding being cut, I have tried asking my Occupational therapist but unfortunately they can not extend to the garden only direct access to my back door ie: a ramp ect, so unfortunately there is no help for actual garden access there.
The housing ass will not level the garden even though it is sinking, boggy and dangerous for me to walk on using aids or my wheelchair, Being able to safley access my garden is out of the question and I am confined to a very small area which is away from my planter so the planter that was built for me I can not actually access now..
living with my Disabilities from birth and overcoming so much in life, to become a nurse and to help people ,to becoming my mum's carer, I have always fought my disabilitys but as I have aged this has become impossible for me. due to my Disabilities I had to give up my job, and then loosing my mum has had a very adverse effect on my health, over the years I have survived five heart attacks, I also live with degenerative spinal disease so I live in chronic pain and very limited mobility daily, arthritis that effects my joints, coronary artery spasms caused by stress, Angynia, becoming diabetic, having to live with depretion, I find myself consantly having to stay indoors, confined to my bed at times.
I have always tried to help anyone who is in need, wether that is a hot meal, a cake for special occations or just a cake to make some one happy, a bed for the night a hot bath, clean clothes or just being there to listen, I have and continue to be a friend that can and will be there for others, except now I am unable to make them a hot meal or bake anymore, being able to access my garden and interact with the plants and nature will give me a purpose and enable me to concentrate on something else besides the chronic pain I live with daily.
I have set this page up to ask for help, to raise funds, to enable a company that can provide me with level wheel chair access to my whole garden, a secure shaded area to sit and enjoy nature at its best, and for a few specialist gardening tools needed to help me tend the plants that have been planted for me in my raised planter.
unfortunatly wheel chair accessible gardens cost so much money to construct, I just do not have any funds at my disposal.
I am disabled and yes I am on a very low benefit and fighting for every penny just to live, I truly do not have any spare money for all my bills or food without the expense of trying to get help with my garden.
Because of some amazing peolple who have offerd to donate Timber to me the amount of donations has dramatically reduced the amount of donations I need to raise to complete my Disabled wheelchair garden access.
But if any person or company out there, who can help with donating any materials to enable my friends to complete the wheel chair access, or if a company would like to donate there time this would be greatly appreciated.
The garden area that is left to complete is 9ft wide x 16ft long, decking will be safe enough for my wheel chair access to enable safe crossing of my garden. no matter how small of a donation a plank of wood , decking boards, a box of screws, facia boards, post crete mix, galvanised nails, a hand rail for security ect there is a detailed list of supplies needed below the picture this will all help.
again I thank you for reading my story and please share if you are unable to donate.
This is a full list of all supplies that are needed to build a level deck area to cover the 9ft wide x 16ft long area
Surface area: 13374868
Decking Boards 3.6m 27 needed
Joists 3.6m 10 needed
posts 0.6m 35 needed 400mm out of ground / 200mm in the ground
facia boards 5 needed
tanalised screw packs 200 in a pack 3 pks needed
tanalised nail pack 1 kg
post crete bags 70 needed
I thank you from my heart for just reading about my situation or for any donation I may receive.
Again thank you .
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Hello I am Adele, after over coming my disabilities and becoming a nurse and then a full time carer for my mum, I now find myself truly unable to manage day to day life, my mobility has now deteriorated to the point of being a wheelchair user, unable to navigate my Garden.