Raising money for various disability specific items and equipment
During 2015 we raised enough money for my dream of a wheelchair accessible/sensory garden at home.
My garden is now fully completed and it is absolutely amazing.
I can now access my garden in my wheelchair and spend quality time together with my Mummy, Daddy, sister and brother all together in our back garden, something which I was never been able to do in the past.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated towards my new Sensory garden I will be eternally grateful to all of you x
Tree of Hope Press Release
At just 3 months old Lewis was diagnosed with West Syndrome, and has since then, developed into a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). This is a rare form of epilepsy with multiple seizure types, also causing Global Developmental Delay.
Lewis is severely disabled and absolutely adores all sorts of sensory equipment. Since Lewis and the rest of the Herbert family joined Tree of Hope in 2014, they have been actively fundraising to get Lewis the sensory Garden he has always dreamed of.
Lewis, Lewis’s dad Gary, and the rest of the family are over the moon to be able to have an outdoor space where they can finally spend some quality time, all together.
‘We are delighted to announce that Lewis’ wheelchair accessible/sensory garden is now complete. Lewis has already been out in his new garden and absolutely loves the water feature, sensory flowers, sensory lights and mirrors etc.
He looked so happy, relaxed and chilled out in his new garden, which was so incredibly special for us to see.
This new Sensory garden is going to be absolutely amazing for Lewis, and we are going to be able to spend so many happy hours out in the garden with him. This is something which we have never been able to do, as in the past he has been isolated inside the house, as we couldn’t get his wheelchair into our old garden.
Lewis is now going to be able to spend quality time in his garden with his whole family, which is going to be absolutely amazing for us all. This is something which most people take for granted, but for him to be able to access the garden means the absolute world to him and our whole family.
We would like to say a massive thank you to the whole team at the Tree of Hope for allowing us to use your fundraising platform to raise the money for Lewis. And also for all your help, support and advice throughout the whole fundraising period, you have all been amazing. Quite simply without you Lewis’ dream of a wheelchair accessible/sensory garden at home would not have come true.
Much love the Herbert’s x
We would also like to say a massive heartfelt thank you to every single person who donated and fundraised for Lewis’ sensory garden. You have all been so kind and generous towards Lewis and our whole family, and we will be eternally grateful to each and everyone of you “
Much love the Herbert Family x
I would really urge families who find themselves in the same position as we do to contact the tree of hope and to start fundraising for what your child needs, as there are still a lot of very kind and generous people out there who want to help. ‘
Tree of Hope are so proud to have supported the Herbert family through their fundraising campaign, for Lewis’ Sensory Garden and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Enjoy your new garden Lewis!
Look at the difference with the old garden below..
Garden creators.. Timotay Playscapes
Gary Cornhill, Design Director for Timotay Playscapes said “It is always touching to know that we have created something to make a difference and give a family a better life together. Through consultation, design and then construction we have created a sensory garden for a lovely family, truly devoted to making their home a place where their son can be included in both indoor and outdoor activities. This garden for Lewis allows him to explore a multi-sensory environment, including; sound, light, sight, reflection, touch and smell through a number of play items designed specifically for the Lewis and his family. We look forward to staying in touch with the Herbert’s and hope they have great fun in their new garden.”
About Timotay Playscapes
Established in 1985 Timotay has grown and evolved into the UK’s premier playground company. Our passion for providing quality outdoor playgrounds and gardens is evident in our innovative designs. With design teams, manufacturing team, installation teams and project managers, Timotay provides a one stop solution from initial consultation to completion of your project.
Our main priority is to provide quality, stimulating and educative playgrounds. We take great pride in producing beautiful outdoor play environments with the school curriculum in mind. Timotay Playscapes is a bespoke playground company, and all playgrounds that we design and install are specifically suited to the individual setting. We work throughout the UK and in the Middle East.
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Below are some of the projects that have been held and are currently planned.. click here to see all the projects
I am delighted to let you all know that I have now received my new Chunc Manual specially adapted wheelchair and Mustang Electric chair!
Both my chairs are so comfortable as they are specially adapted to my complex needs and scoliosis.
Read more.. I've got new wheels
“Yehhhh I can now communicate with my Eyes!. My new eye gaze communication system is so much fun, I can use lots of different cause and effect software and when I look and focus on the screen with my eyes something always happens which is absolutely amazing.
Read more.. Eye Gaze Communication System
We are delighted to let you all know that Lewis' multi sensory room is now finished! We wanted to thank each and every one of you that has helped this happen for Lewis.
He absolutely loves it and is so relaxed, calm and happy when using it.
Read more.. Sensory Room
Runs4Funds is a fundraising initiative founded by Northamptonshire Steelbacks all-rounder, Steven Crook, that was born following an emotional meeting with two inspirational parents of Northampton-born, Lewis Herbert.
Lewis and his family’s story was covered in the local newspaper, where they spoke of their efforts to recruit fundraisers to help raise enough money to provide much-needed facilities and equipment for 12 year old LGS-sufferer, Lewis.
Throughout the 2015 season, Steven supported the A Life For Lewis Appeal by helping raise nearly £5,000 towards a much needed sensory garden for Lewis to enjoy. Read more.. Runs4Funds 2015
Personal challenges people have done for Lewis over the years.. Read more.. Personal Fundraising Challenges
To get involved and help fundraising for Lewis please contact us