Volunteers help disabled man access his garden

October 02 2018
Volunteers help disabled man access his garden

Yate and District Rotary Club has created a path and patio at the home of a local man to help him access his garden in his wheelchair.

Thomas Ellis has a chromosome deficiency and needs full time care at his parents’ home in Yate.  His sister Lauren helped to design the new layout. The Rotarians then made the vision a reality by pulling together a team of volunteers and free equipment. 

Helpers from Yate’s Challenger Explorer Unit helped unload and carry all the materials through the house.  The sand, cement and stone itself was provided by Kellaway Building Supplies, with the paving slabs at cost price.  Murray Plant Hire donated the use of a mini digger. Thomas’ father Kevin mixed the concrete, assisted by Rotarians Dr Duncan Goodland and Mike Gauntlett. 

Dr Goodland, Chairman of the Community Services Committee, said: “We have been very pleased to be able to organise this very practical help for Thomas and his family.”