Volunteers with Ricky (centre) and fiancee Clarissa Knight (centre right). Picture: Duncan Shepherd.

In pictures - Community helps to overhaul garden for Waterlooville dad who suffered back-to-back cardiac arrests

A number of businesses donated their time or resources to the effort to help Ricky Kirk from Cowplain, who last year suffered two back-to-back cardiac arrests that caused brain damage and left him almost blind.

Ricky and his fiancee Clarrisa were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by family, neighbours and strangers to help them renovate their garden that was on Ricky’s to do list before he was put in a coma and spent three months in Queen Alexandra Hospital. You can read our full story here.

Ricky's (centre) with his father (L) and fiancee Clarissa Knight (R). Ricky is holding a 'blind' football donated by Sheffield Co. Goalfix. It is Ricky's dream to be able to play football with his son George in the garden. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Ricky's (centre) with his father (L) and fiancee Clarissa Knight (R). Ricky is holding a 'blind' football donated by Sheffield Co. Goalfix. It is Ricky's dream to be able to play football with his son George in the garden. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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Volunterr Barry Cooter. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Volunterr Barry Cooter. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
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Rubble from inside the house has stacked up in his garden and his partner is calling on the community to help shift it so Ricky can enjoy the space with their three-year-old boy, George, and make up for lost time this summer. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Rubble from inside the house has stacked up in his garden and his partner is calling on the community to help shift it so Ricky can enjoy the space with their three-year-old boy, George, and make up for lost time this summer. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
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Dan Knight and Mike Symes helping out. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Dan Knight and Mike Symes helping out. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
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