Walker helps gardener to award success
Staying active Jayne Smith from Stone, Staffordshire is a great example of someone who is refusing to let her disability stand in the way of her passion for gardening.
Jayne is a multi-award winning gardener and puts much of her success down to the walkers she has used over the last 10 years.
During the past decade, Jayne – who had a left sided stroke 10 years ago has been using walkers to assist with her independent living and has just taken delivery of a new four wheeled Glider Plus Adjustable as she explained: “The walkers have been a life saver for me - it is as simple as that and without them I would be unable to get out of bed never mind into the garden. From preparing meals and personal care to visiting friends and enjoying days out, the walker enables me to enjoy complete independence and dignity on a daily basis.
In recent years Jayne has won numerous gardening awards including: Best Garden in Staffordshire (Staffordshire newsletter), Street Scene Stafford’s Pride in your Patch awards, Inspiration to Others award and Stone in Bloom. In total Jayne has collected approximately 14 awards and admits none of it would have been possible without her walker.
“From the age of 5 I had an interest in gardening and I was determined that my stroke would not stop me doing the thing I love as I truly believe it is not about what you can’t do but what you can do. The design and stability of the Walker allows me to carry small bags of compost, plant pots, garden tools etc around the garden and I also use the walker to help me access the borders when lowering myself to the ground and getting back up again. Despite the pathway in my garden being uneven the walker is always stable and provides me with the peace of mind and confidence I need” continued Jayne.
Jayne is a true inspiration and we are delighted to hear about her continued horticultural success. We believe that a Walker can open up a whole world of opportunties that might otherwise not be accessible due to a lack of mobility or confidence and Jayne is a fantastic example of this.