Improved access for Emma

Osborne, alongside supply chain partners GPB Construction and Oliver Connell & sons, were pleased to gift their support to a garden makeover on behalf of Wellchild recently.

The national children’s charity aims to make it possible for children and young people with exceptional needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, and tasked us with a project to support Emma, who uses a wheelchair, to improve access around her garden so that she can enjoy playing outside.

In true SOS makeover style our volunteer team swooped in whilst Emma was on a short two-day break away from home, and faced a race against the clock to complete the job as a surprise for her return.

Led by Senior Site Manager Bruce Williams the team, many of whom were giving their own time or a gift day to support the project, worked tirelessly to lay a new path and patio, raised flower bed, a pergola and a water feature to create an accessible and relaxing space.

Due to the kind weather, the team were even able to complete some small extra jobs, including new bases for the washing line, re-laying of paving stones and replacing a drain.

Bruce Williams from Osborne said: “We are always looking for ways to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our communities, and I’m delighted that we have had the opportunity to support his project with Wellchild.

“There is always a tremendous spirit around any project of this kind which makes them all the more enjoyable, and I also want to thank our supply chain partners who joined us to make this possible. I know the family were thrilled with the improved access for Emma and new look of the garden.”