A MOTHER from Shirley whose daughter suffers from a rare incurable condition, is still appealing for help from the public and local businesses to transform her back garden into a child-friendly area for her disabled daughter to play in.
Anna Chamley from Shakespeare Road and her four year old daughter Katie, appeared in last week’s edition of the Solihull Times asking for assistance but received a poor response from readers and is hoping other people will come to her aid.
Katie has tuberous sclerosis and epilepsy, does not speak and was diagnosed with tumours on her brain, heart and kidneys at four months old and attends the Natural Childcare Company Nursery in Halifax Road three mornings a week.
In the past, Anna has tried to get grants from a variety of charities to give her green patch a makeover, but these have been unsuccessful.
At the moment, the garden at the rear of the property has a small grassed area, with no shrubs or bushes and a small number of fence panels which are in poor condition, along with a number of concrete steps which are causing an obstruction and a garage which takes up a large portion of the area.
Mrs Chamley said: “Katie love being outside kicking a ball or taking her dolls for a walk but our garden is unsuitable and quite dangerous and we do not have the money to change this.”
“I am hoping any kind readers will be able to help us and Katie to create a safe garden for her and her eight month old sister Alice to play in. I would appreciate any help or advice on what to do from garden centres or anywhere else.”
Anyone keen to lend a hand can contact Anna and her family by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.