Rotary and Bunnings give local family a backyard

4-year-old Micah enjoying his new backyard. 

4-year-old Micah enjoying his new backyard. 

A local family is over the moon with a brand new backyard thanks to Rotary and Bunnings.

Parents of two, Rachel and Emiel Bressington, said they couldn't thank the Rotary Club of Geraldton and Bunnings enough for a new backyard for their young children.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Rotary Club of Geraldton and Bunnings who have blessed our family with a fantastic back yard which is now safe for my son who has Fragile X and young daughter,” Rachel said.

“Without both Rotary and Bunnings our yard would be still unsafe. Thank you from a very grateful family.”

Rachel’s backyard had sump holes and no grass, just sand, making it too unsafe for her 4-year-old son Micah to play outside.

Micah, who will turn 5 next month, was born with Fragile X, an intellectual disability. 

With funding from Better Start, the Bressington family purchased play equipment and Rotary and Bunnings supplied turf and now the backyard is fully enclosed with fencing.

“Micah is absolutely loving it now that it is safe enough to play outside,” Rachel said.

Around 20 Rotarians and workers from Bunnings pitched in to make the backyard a reality.