The aim of the most recent project, based locally to Earth Cycle in
Arundel, was to help mother of four Amanda Newton after her brakes failed whilst cycling down Bury Hill. The accident left Amanda paralysed and a wheelchair user for the rest of her life, meaning her existing house no longer met her day-to-day needs.
The nine-day project involved a renovation of the garden to make it accessible for Amanda. Earth Cycle’s Topsoil Supreme and Ornamental Bark were used to fill raised beds at the front and back of the house including surrounding a new shed. The Earth Cycle team donated their time and spent several days on site helping with everything from loading soil to painting the garden fence. Changes to Amanda’s home included the widening of doorways, adapting the kitchen, as well as creating a wet room and an accessible bedroom.
Mike Jupp, Manager at Earth Cycle, comments, “We are all very proud to have been a part of these inspirational projects. Much has been said about the health benefits of being outside in the garden and so it is with great pleasure that we have helped build these accessible green spaces and hope that they will be enjoyed for years to come.”
Amanda Newton’s transformed house will be unveiled on DIY SOS: The Big Build Arundel on Thursday January 4th at 8pm on BBC One.