Branches of independent builders merchant MKM Building Supplies came to the rescue when they heard about two very worthy causes.
The Ripon branch helped to create a sensory garden for a severely disabled toddler from Bishop Monkton, while the Kings Lynn depot helped to rebuild their local cricket pavilion.
Two-year-old Chloe Dudley has a rare genetic condition called 1p36 deletion syndrome, meaning she cannot walk or speak, suffers breathing problems which led to her contracting pneumonia three times last year, and relies on others to do everything for her. This means that Chloe’s sensory development is all the more important.
MKM Ripon decided to help create a sensory garden at home and donated paving and fencing to create a space Chloe can access all year round, with a safe pathway and sheltered environment where she can watch mirrors, lights and windmills, listen to windchimes and a water feature.
Meanwhile, the MKM Kings Lynn branch was one of the businesses to rally round when Castle Rising Cricket Club’s wall in front of the pavilion became unstable and needed replacing with the club’s limited funds. MKM donated materials to help rebuild the wall and allow the club to remain in its picturesque premises.