Exchange member Eddie Lynas is practising what is preached at the Exchange – work hard, play hard and give something back.
Eddie and his team at Lynas Landscaping installed a purpose built garden for charity Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) at their newest site, Clober Farm in Milngavie, and the company’s generous efforts will feature on this week’s Beechgrove Garden.
SIS converted a 300 year old farmhouse to provide accommodation for those with spinal injuries and their families. It has been adapted with all mod cons to make life easier for those restricted by any level of spinal injury. For example the house is fitted with height adjustable cooking hobs and sin, an automatic door and other technology perfectly suited to the residents needs.
Of course no house is complete without a garden, and that’s where Eddie and his team stepped up.
The garden was designed by the Beechgrove Garden, with wheelchair users and spinal injury sufferers in mind, and Lynas Landscaping installed it.
There are patio and pathway areas, raised beds for herbs, fruits and vegetables, and an ingeniously designed lawn, built at a level that would enable wheelchair users to transfer onto the grass far more easily than normally would be the case.
Many people contributed to the project including Glasgow Warriors Rugby Club who donated £20,000 to the construction of the garden. Main sponsors were Digby Brown solictors.
If you want to see how Eddie, his team and the Beechgrove gardners brought the garden to life, you can see it on Beechgrove Garden’s BBC2 programme this Thursday 20th September at 7:30pm.
Spinal Injuries Scotland http://www.sisonline.org