52 Lives

#26 James

Request: A garden makeover

December 2018

We wanted to do something kind for a retired man from Cumbria called James. James lost his wife many years ago, and had to raise their 4 children on his own. He had a heart attack several years ago, and his health has deteriorated since then. James always loved his garden, but he isn’t able to take care of it anymore and doesn’t have the money to pay someone else to do it for him. So it has become a bit of a jungle.

James has spent a lot of his life caring for others, and we wanted to give something back…so with funds raised by Gala Bingo, and the help of his family and some local tradesman, we gave James’s garden a makeover (see the before and after photos below). For the first time in years, it’s a space for James and his family to enjoy. We hope they have many happy times together.