Sensory garden – UK

Rebecca Ling Trust




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11-16 years <11

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

At the beginning of 2006 Rebecca had surgery to correct a curvature in her spine. Although this was obviously a major operation, it is performed all the time and considered to be relatively routine. However, tragically, after the operation Rebecca woke up to find something had gone terribly wrong. Rebecca is now unable to move from the neck down; this also means that she is unable to breathe by herself and relies on a ventilator to do this for her.


The ALMT is providing funding to landscape the garden of her new, specially adapted house so that Rebecca can enjoy the simple pleasure of an outside space in the summer. The garden is being transformed to provide areas of shade for her to sit out of the sun in her chair and raised flower beds so that Rebecca can see and enjoy the flowers. There are also built ramps, areas of decking and widened paths around the edge so that Rebecca can move all around the garden in her wheelchair and sit where she chooses.

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