A BARROW mum said she felt ‘absolutely amazing’ after a charity offered to renovate her entire garden to make it a disabled-friendly space.

Janine Da Silva, 40, from Barrow, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which has paralysed her right leg and left her reliant upon a wheelchair for the past four years.

Alongside this, her eight-year-old son Luiz Da Silva has autism, as well as an unknown genetic condition and hyper-mobility syndrome.

Mrs Da Silva has been trying to refurbish the ‘impractical’ garden at their home for more than two years but was unable to afford the hefty building costs.

However, a week ago she was approached by Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Trust, a charity group which raises funds for various causes across Furness.

It offered to fund the entire garden project.

Mrs Da Silva said: “When I found out the news, I just burst into tears – it’s absolutely amazing.

“I just want the absolute best for Luiz and now he’ll have somewhere to play. He’s never had that before.

“I’m just so grateful to the charity, it’s absolutely fantastic what they are doing for us.”

She added: “Luiz is already looking at what climbing frames he’s going to put in, he’s so excited.

“I just can’t wait for the garden to be transformed and for him to have space to play.”

Dan Austin, managing director of Lake District Farmers, said: “In terms of the organisation, Janine got in touch with us and discussed all the problems with her back garden.

“She mentioned that Luiz was unable to go outside and enjoy it because of all the safety issues which was proving detrimental to his anxiety.

“I’ve known the family for a long time and was more than happy to be involved and help in any way I can.

“Every kid should be able to play in their back garden and hopefully that’s something we’ve provided for them.”

The Lake District Farmers Armstrong Family Trust was set up in memory of local businessman and philanthropist Ray Armstrong after he died of cancer in April 2013.

Since its establishment, the charity has distributed more than £250,000 to various causes across Cumbria.

Its latest fundraising event is a weekend of fine-dining excellence courtesy of six Michelin-starred chefs at Abbey House Hotel.

In attendance will be culinary extraordinaries Adam Byatt, Brett Graham, Phillip Howard, Clare Smyth, Tom Barnes and Angela Hartnett.

The fundraising event takes place every year in the heart of the Lake District, with attenders promised an evening of exquisite fine-dining.

The charity event will take place on Friday and Saturday February 15 and 16, with all money raised going towards providing essential help and support to people most in need across the region.

Tickets start from £100 and are available on the Abbey House Hotel website.