L&S Waste Management has stepped in to help out with the supply of two grab lorries and muck away services as part of a garden make over, organised by Hillier Garden Centres.
Inspired by the TV show DIY SOS, Hillier wanted to do something special to support Wessex Cancer Trust by transforming a garden for one of the families under their care.
With the support of their horticultural experts and award-winning Chelsea duo Sarah Eberle, Chelsea’s most decorated designer, and Mark Tomlinson from MJT Landscapes, they took on the challenge of a garden make over for the Burrell family, at their home in Fair Oak, Hampshire.
Since 2016, the Burrell’ two year-old Sebastian has been undergoing treatment at Royal Hospital London for a tumour behind his eyes, affecting his sight. Wessex Cancer Trust has been supporting the family through their journey at their support centre in Chandlers Ford.
Head of marketing at Hillier Nurseries Ltd, Shelley Turner, said: “The family love gardening and spending time outdoors together and had a lot of ideas for their garden when they first moved in, but they’d inherited a challenge. With broken patio and walls, poor lawns and flower beds, it would take them some time to transform this into their dream garden with space to cook and eat, colourful plants, a herb garden and a play area for Sebastian.
“However, between Sebastian’s hospital treatments, working, and the day to day of busy family life, they unfortunately have not had the time to make it into the family area they want it to be, so we’re excited to be able to step in and give them something to enjoy.
“We have received an incredible amount of support with people volunteering their time or donating what they can towards the garden, but we also could not do this without the wonderful support of companies like L&S Waste, who have generously donated towards the cause with the provision of much needed services.”
Managing Director of L&S Waste Management, Mick Balch, said: “We are delighted to be able to assist this deserving family by way of our L&S in the Community fund. We hope Sebastian enjoys his new garden and that it provides a tranquil space, which can be enjoyed by the whole family.”
For more information on the L&S in the Community fund or to apply for help visit www.lswaste.co.uk/about-us/charity-projects/