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Commonweal Fund helps fund accessible garden

The Trades House Commonweal Fund awarded over £2,800 in September 2019 for materials to assist volunteers from Helping Hands

create an accessible garden for Jak, a young boy with complex needs in Shettleston.

Jak has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilsepsy and respiratory failure. He is also registered blind. Jak needs 24 hour care, but loves being outside in his garden, feeling the breeze and hearing people playing on the football pitches behind his house.

Before the funding came through, the garden was in a poor state of repair as Jak's mum was always busy taking care of his

needs.

We recently received feedback from WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children, that the garden makeover has been a huge success, and that Jak has already been outside enjoying it. Fabulous news!

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