A father from Beckenham was overjoyed when he received a garden makeover for his disabled daughter.

Paul Turner, 57, lives with his 22-year-old daughter Sarah who has RETTS Syndrome, which can cause mental and physical disability.

The accountant from Eden Park Avenue was selected by charity Bromley Mencap to receive the green fingered overhaul.

The charity partnered with Homebase in Catford last year for the inaugural project, and returned to help another family again this year.

Donating all the supplies and manpower along with group Aimia, a team of 10 transformed the garden in a week.

Father-of-two Mr Turner said: “I’m so pleased in fact I was quite humbled because there are a lot of people who would benefit from this.

“It means Sarah can get out much better and we can stay out in the garden and take her down to the end of the garden for the first time. She’s a very happy girl, it will do her a lot of good.

“It really does go to show what can be done with a garden, it was so overgrown before. Now it’s manageable and I can get on with maintaining it.

“They’ve genuinely transformed it. We’re extremely grateful.”

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Before and after the garden makeover

Rachel Salmon, floor manager of Catford’s Homebase, was one of the team who worked on the design alongside store manager David Price.

Ms Salmon said: “We spoke to thefamily first to see what Sarah’s needs were, and as Sarah is wheelchair bound we brought the pathway all the way to the end of the garden so she could get down there.

“I think the transformation had a massive impact and now they’re able to really use their garden.

“They were over the moon when they saw the finished thing, they were really happy because finally Sarah can access the garden.

“It’s really rewarding to see just how a garden can make a difference.”

MORE TOP STORIES Jane Barnes, from Bromley Mencap, added: “Bromley Mencap are extremely grateful to the staff members of Homebase, Catford for this wonderful opportunity and helping to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.”

Homebase confirmed they would continue to help another family next year.