“I have gained another family”. Muscles volunteers bring joy to Maxine with a garden ‘makeover’

IMG_2806 _DSC0035Muscles volunteers (Alan, Kev, Steve, Katie, Dave, Bernie and Adam) pictured with Maxine in the rear garden of her house in south east Ipswich, during the ‘make-over’ on Saturday 30th May 2015.  Phil and Rich were not available for the photograph but worked on the project. When Muscles founder members Phil and Steve first met Maxine they quickly realized that the work she required assistance with was well within the capabilities of the team. Repairing the garden shed, clearing areas of the garden and erecting patio screening helped transform Maxines view and lifted her spirits. When Adam visited on Wednesday 3rd June to finish off a couple of jobs, Maxine came out with a superb comment, I have gained another family”  _DSC0037_DSC0046IMG_2812_DSC0032Visit the following You Tube link to watch Maxine outline her life and terminal illness, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr5iX6y0kGI 

Update – July 2015 an informative article via St Elizabeth Hospice http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/news/your-stories/63/maxine-goulds-story

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