Katie Millward wanted higher fencing to create a safer garden for her son Robbie.

Jewson gives garden a boost

Published:  05 March, 2014

Jewson’s Nuneaton branch has donated fence panels and fixtures for a garden fence in need of improvement.

Katie Millward’s garden was surrounded by low fencing and she urgently wanted to make changes so that her 11-year-old son Robbie, who has autism, could enjoy his favourite space safely and in peace.

Ms Millward contacted the Nuneaton branch after the council could only agree funding for fencing that would cut the garden in half. After hearing her story, Nuneaton branch manager Paul Barnett was more than happy to get involved with the project.

Mr Barnett supplied 16 fence panels, posts and concrete post mix, to create a higher fence and ensure the garden that Robbie loves was not encroached on in any way.

“When we received Katie’s email, it moved us,” said Mr Barnett. “It wasn’t acceptable to cut Robbie’s space in half; all we wanted to do was help. This project was everything to her and we are very happy that we could support.”

Ms Millward said: “Thank you once again for helping me with the fence so my son can play in the safety of his own garden. The results are amazing! Jewson’s generosity means a lot to me.”

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