Recently WellChild, the national charity for sick children, came to Warwick to carry out one of our Helping Hands projects, remaking the garden of a little girl from the town who has serious health problems.
We wanted to thank The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, Warwick for its fantastic support for the project. The trust, based in Warwick, made a grant of £2,859.50, which covered the cost of all the materials used in the project enabling it to go ahead.
Thanks to the funding, along with volunteers from Experian and Colliers International, we were able to transform the garden of six-year-old Hannah, who has a range of conditions including Athetoid Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy with epilepsy and neonatal encephaly.
The team put in two days of hard work on March 10 and 11 and the result was a transformation of the garden, including a special swing and sensory ‘play table’ which will mean that Hannah can safely play outside with her family and school friends. The volunteers would also like to thank the kind passer-by who donated a tin of sweets to keep their energy levels up, they went down a treat.
If you want to find out more about the work WellChild does for seriously-ill children and their families across the UK you can find us at www.wellchild.org.uk
Lee Trunks, WellChild Helping Hands Programme Manager