Terry Lifts has announced its support for ITV’s Love Your Garden, helping transform the garden of a care worker and his family.
The British manufacturer supplied the programme with the Melody virtual platform lift, which can accommodate most manual and powered wheelchairs, and a carer.
Hosted by Alan Titchmarsh, the Love Your Garden Team travel around the UK transforming ordinary gardens into inspirational outdoor spaces for some of the country’s most deserving families.
Appearing on the show last week was Carl Lamptey, who is a professional carer for children with Down syndrome and epilepsy at the David Lewis Centre in Cheshire.
Carl is also an active fundraiser for the hospice that supported him and his first wife, Sarah, who he lost to cancer, as well as raising money and support for the children’s centre where he works.
His current wife, Elle, has recently been diagnosed with a spinal disability and one of his three children has ADHD, meaning the family now struggle to travel far.
The lift supplied by Terry Lifts gives Elle independent access to the garden, where she can enjoy the space with her family.
Prior to this, the garden was accessed by several steps from a raised patio.
Terry Lifts installed the lift over three days, including associated preparatory work. Due to the unusual timescale, the installation team had to devise an alternative fixing method installing pre-cast concrete blocks to the upper level rather than poured concrete.
This provided the necessary structural integrity to ensure a solid fix for the load imposed by the lift, according to Terry Lifts sales manager Steve Hill.
Speaking of the experience, Hill, said: “We are very pleased to have supported the Love Your Garden team. I was lucky to be onsite during the installation, with my colleague, Steve Bell, and we agreed that it was an experience we won’t forget. We met some great characters, working alongside the landscape team and other suppliers, as well as the presenting team, of course.
“It is always a privilege to help families like the Lampteys and we wish them many happy hours in their new garden.”