A CLACKS mum has issued a rallying call to the community after her disabled daughter narrowly missed out on the chance to have her garden transformed into a magical sensory space.

Freya Hunter, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy, entered a competition with MyBuilder.com, alongside Dobbie’s Garden Centre, who were offering the chance to transform a lucky family’s garden into a “magical sensory garden”.

The youngster attracted tonnes of support and out of 1,700 entries, managed to come an astonishing second place, a whole 800 votes ahead of the chasing pack behind her.

However, the building team subsequently got in touch with Freya’s mum, Carolynne, to say that they would offer two days free labour to work on her garden, a gesture Carolynne thoroughly appreciated.

Carolynne, who lives in Tillicoultry, is now seeking help from the Wee County community to help the project come alive.

She told the Advertiser: “I don’t know much about gardening, so I need help planning what to do with it.

"It is a big garden with a lot of working needing done. A ramp needs to be installed, the ground needs levelled and a decking needs to be erected.

“I would like different people in the community to help. I really need advice on what exactly I should do, what materials I need, etc., so that I can tell the builders how to best use their two days of labour.

“I have already spoken to local firms who are willing to donate labour, and I am ideally looking for local businesses to donate materials or anything they can spare.”

Additionally, Carolynne has set up a JustGiving page which is already sitting at £2,700 which can go towards the renovation.

The garden would significantly improve the life of Freya, who is yet to ever be in the garden such are the accessibility issues to it.

Carolynne said: “Ideally we would be able to manage all of Freya’s care in the garden.

"It is quite a task getting her into her seat to take her in and out a lot, so it would be great to manage her care in the garden.

"There are always at least two people looking after her, too.”

Those who are able to offer the family anything which could help with the garden are asked to get in touch by emailing editorial@alloaadvertiser.co.uk where details can be passed on.

Alternatively, to donate to the fund, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/carolynne-hunter-1