Lia Bell’s lack of mobility, due to cerebral palsy, stress fractures and arthritis, means husband Glyn is not only her primary caregiver, but also looks after nine-year-old Zac and is the family’s driver, shopper and sole income earner.
The small garden of their rental property in Arkles Bay has been last on his very long To Do List, which is why Lia jumped at a local company’s offer of free help with both hands.
Hibiscus Coast Odd Jobs, owned by 19-year-old Tyler Broughton, is giving back to the community over the winter, offering two hours’ free help to people who are struggling to keep up with jobs around the home and garden.
More than 50 nominations came in, and Tyler chose Lia as the first recipient of the Random Acts of Kindness project.
Lia says the family is grateful and thrilled to have some of the weeding and mowing done by the Odd Jobs team. “It’s not only a huge help for me, but also gives something back to my hard working husband, taking a little stress and responsibility off him and showing him how much he’s appreciated,” she says. “The community spirit around here is incredible.”
Nominations for the two hours of free help are still open, so if you know someone who could do with some help around the place, send a Private Message to the Hibiscus Coast Odd Jobs Facebook page or phone 021 144 7984.