Tom Carrick, who lives in Whickham, loves his garden. So when his lean-to greenhouse had to be removed for important external wall insulation works to his bungalow, he was devastated.
Seeing how upset he was, the site team decided to club together to buy and install a polytunnel in the garden to cheer him up.
Mr Carrick was staying with his son while the works were being done, so the new addition to the garden came as a lovely surprise for him when he returned home.
His son David said, “Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen. The team have shown such care and compassion to my dad, and he really appreciates it.”
Tom said, “I’m over the moon. I can’t wait to get my tomatoes planted and transfer my plants to their new home.”
Photo: Mr Carrick and his son David and daughter-in-law Sylvana