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Mural helps sensory garden for March youngster to take shape




A sensory garden for an 11-year-old boy with a rare condition is now starting to take shape.

Joseph Farmer suffers from tuberous sclerosis, which has affected his global development and causes him to have at least five seizures a day.

As a result of the illness, which he was diagnosed with as a young baby, Joseph has the mental capacity of an eight month old and needs help with everything, including eating and drinking. He is confined to a wheelchair.

Pictured new Murial designed and created by members of (Eddies's) charity. Pictured front Left resident Daniel Farmer. with Carol Alderton. far RightMichael Ford and members of Eddie's Charity.. (16723918)
Pictured new Murial designed and created by members of (Eddies's) charity. Pictured front Left resident Daniel Farmer. with Carol Alderton. far RightMichael Ford and members of Eddie's Charity.. (16723918)

Wisbech Phab Club is raising £10,000 to transform the barren bit of grass outside the family home in March into a sensory garden to help Joseph interact and communicate with his father Daniel and sister Isla.

Members of Eddie’s in March have now created a beautiful mural which will take pride of place in the transformed garden.

The mural was presented by the Eddie’s group to Joseph’s father Daniel during a presentation on Monday, September 16.

The person behind the Joseph's Garden project is Wisbech Phab Club leader Carol Alderton, who has thanked Eddie’s for their support.

She said: “They have created this mural as an extra project and it is going to make a big difference.

"The hard landscaping has been done within the garden which allows us to now introduce features like this.

"We are aiming to create a space to help Joseph to interact."

The group has a long way to go to fully complete the garden make-over with around £6,000 being raised.

Fresh calls for support are now being issued to help create a make-over for this youngster and his family.

Carol said: "We have completed a lot of the practical work, apart from the fencing, so we'd now like to move onto the sensory aspects.

"We would love a water feature, lots of colour, raised flower beds with scented plants, wind chimes and a soft play area. Isla is also desperate for a swing, so it would be great to be able to include one of those that both the children can enjoy. Having a lovely outside space where Joseph can relax would make a huge difference for him."

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