Search

Cancer sufferer’s Orpington garden project finally complete

15:37 09 October 2013

Ann's garden has been transformed, along with her home, by friends and family.

Ann's garden has been transformed, along with her home, by friends and family.

Archant

A project to transform the garden of an Orpington woman suffering from a brain tumour has finally been completed.

Ann and her husband Paul before the garden project started.Ann and her husband Paul before the garden project started.

Ann Greenfield, of Friar Road, has seen the “jungle” at the rear of her home turned into a miniature Eden - equipped with astroturf and a freshly laid patio.

The former chef was diagnosed with the tumour in 1997 and has undergone hours of operations, radiotherapy and steroids. Her friends and neighbours decided to revamp her home and garden after vandals set fire to her garage and destroyed her car last year.

Ann, 55, said: “The garden is so nice now, each time there is a bit of sun I go out there.

“I may not have been a lucky girl to get cancer in the first place, but I’m a lucky girl to have such a wonderful friend and to have all this stuff given to me.”

The project was spearheaded by Ann’s childhood friend Sue Spencer, who has supported her throughout the 16 year battle with cancer.

Ann’s husband, Paul, has also been hands on with the project, as well as being Ann’s full time carer having quit his job with BT.

Ann added: “It is so nice to have a nice garden, I can remember looking at it not so many weeks back and thinking it was always going to be like a building site.

“Now its lovely, I can actually step out of my patio door on to a patio. I have never been able to do that before.”

A lot of the features in the transformed garden were donated by local business and charitable residents, including astroturf from Grono, pergola supplies from Wickes, furniture from charity Gift 2 Give and patio equipment from Walkers.

0 comments

Latest news

31 minutes ago

Bob Neill, and the Women’s Equality Party have shown support for the proposed changes to the Children and Social Work Bill amendment

Yesterday, 14:11

The Orpington school will be visited by members of the Cray Forum who hope to implement a signposted River Cray heritage walk

Yesterday, 10:16

David Norris reportedly needed hospital treatment after the attack

Yesterday, 10:15

Police stated Ben Willison’s firm, Grosvenor Land Brokerage, was ‘professional’ in its operation

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bromley Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder