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Friends of a popular local childminder are rallying round to try and help improve her garden after she failed to win a television competition.

Mary Lynch from Hanwell was selected as one of the finalists for a garden makeover for the Alan Titchmarsh programme 'Spun Gold'.

Sadly she has just heard that she hasn't been chosen.

Anne Ryan's two young sons, Keiran and Aidan are looked after by the childminder - who was graded as outstanding in an Ofsted inspection. Anne nominated her for the tv competition saying: '' Mary is an amazing lady, she has such care and commitment to the children, she gives herself tirelessly to all she looks after.  She welcomes each child with a smiling face each morning.''
Anne says Ofsted asked Mary to improve on her garden and the use of her outdoor space - which is why she hoped the tv project would be approved.

She adds: ''Mary's budget for a gardening project is very limited, she runs a tight ship financially and is very aware of the financial pressures of parents who's children are looked after by Mary in her home.  Mary regularly tries to maintain her garden in her spare time but much work is needed to bring the garden up to standard.''

Anne is hoping a local gardener or company will now step in and lend a helping hand to Mary's garden..

''The garden is approx. 4.5 metres wide and 35 metres long.  It is currently partitioned as the first part of the garden is used for children's play area and the rest of the garden beyond the fence is currently out of bounds to the children as it is not well maintained. 

''Mary's dream garden would be a safe haven for children to run freely around in, easy to maintain shrubs and to regain the full use the entire garden to it's best potential.''

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27th March 2013

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