Couple cast aside their disabilities for charity 'farmyard' garden

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:00 07 August 2014

Patricia and Ronnie Elliott who have made charity garden in their home.

Patricia and Ronnie Elliott who have made charity garden in their home.

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A NEW farm has sprung up in Locking - but this one's raising money for charity, and the only animals you'll find are plastic.

Patricia and Ronnie Elliott who have made charity garden in their home. Ronnie in the picture.Patricia and Ronnie Elliott who have made charity garden in their home. Ronnie in the picture.

Patricia and Ronnie Elliott, 65 and 69, have spent the last few months turning their garden in Woolvers Way into a farm-themed design titled Welly Boot Farm, including wellington boots filled with plantations of flowers, plastic animals and eggs.

Despite both being partially disabled, the pair have transformed the patch into a spectacular installation, and are hoping it will help them raise money for children’s charity Springboard.

Mrs Elliott said: “I designed the garden and Ronnie turned it into reality. We are both disabled really, but when we both work together we manage to get it done.

“Springboard is only a small charity, and one of my friends has a little girl who goes there. They are an opportunity group for children with habitual 
needs.

“The garden is only just finished, and we’ll leave it with a collection box in place for a good few weeks through the summer.”

Mr and Mrs Elliott have previously turned their garden into a World Cup shrine in 2010 to raise money for the Seashore Centre at Weston General Hospital.

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