Stevenage companies and good Samaritans unite to transform terminally ill girl’s garden

Kenny Arnold, (People For People), Leah Davenport (People For People) and Mike Lange, (DC Garden Ser

Kenny Arnold, (People For People), Leah Davenport (People For People) and Mike Lange, (DC Garden Services) in the garden which will be transformed - Credit: Archant

An ambitious project to transform the garden of a Stevenage girl with terminal cancer into somewhere she can enjoy with her family is under way.

Kenny Arnold, (People for People) with Mike Lange, (DC Garden Services) in the garden which will be

Kenny Arnold, (People for People) with Mike Lange, (DC Garden Services) in the garden which will be transformed - Credit: Archant

Companies donated artificial grass, wood, plants and, most importantly, their time to start the project this week at the house in Compton Place.

The appeal is in aid of three-year-old Grace Roberts-Fookes, who in July last year was diagnosed with adrenal cortical carcinoma – cancer of the adrenal gland – and Cushing’s syndrome, which causes high blood pressure and obesity.

Co-ordinator Leah Davenport said: “We wanted to do something for the family so they could enjoy the garden together at home. It has been amazing. I personally am overwhelmed with how much of a reaction we had.”

The project has been made possible thanks to DC Garden Services, Premium Artificial Grass, Kadoma Kidz, Herts Skip Hire Ltd, Crane Builders Ltd, Wyevale Garden Centre, King Acre Landscaping Centre, Notcutts Garden Centre, Meghan Brown and People For People.


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The work is still continuing and should be ready for Grace to enjoy within the next week.

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