Here at Topps Tiles it's our mission to help local communities as much as we can, we believe that creating pleasant public spaces for all to enjoy is really important but so is helping individuals that need that little extra something to get by.
This summer we teamed up with ITV's Love Your Garden to help two amazing individuals who have given so much to their communities by transforming their outdoor spaces so they have somewhere to escape to.
First was a trip to Essex to help retired nurse Pat Wade, she was the first person in the UK to set up a charity for young burn victims- The Children's Burns Club. The club began hosting events for those with burn scarring and their families in 1995 helping them socialise with other young people in similar circumstances, building their self-esteem and providing essential psychological support.
As a thank you for helping so many children over the years, Alan and the team came together to transform Pat's tiny concrete covered backyard into a glamourous outdoor entertaining space filled with flowers.
They also created a stunning water feature with our Sharme herringbone mosaic, lovely green planting and a bright white surround to create a calming aspect to the garden.
Next up was a trip to Nottingham where the team surprised a young foster parent and mother of two Fiona Kirlew. Despite being only 36, Fiona has fostered over 40 teenagers providing key support and commitment to giving them the best start in life.
Alan and the team turned a dismal paved backyard into a lush Caribbean haven that took inspiration from her father's garden in Jamaica. They dressed the walls with plenty of greenery and converted a regular dining table into an amazing outdoor piece complete with drinks cooler!
To tie all the gorgeous colours together the flooring comprised of our concrete-effect pattern tile Monogeo adding that extra oomph to the newly refurbished outdoor seating area.
If you have a community space that you think could benefit the community by having a makeover then apply for our community spaces initiative here.