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.

Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 11:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 11:12 am
Volunteers with Ricky (centre) and fiancee Clarissa Knight (centre right). Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Volunteers with Ricky (centre) and fiancee Clarissa Knight (centre right). Picture: Duncan Shepherd.

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

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Volunterr Barry Cooter. 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.
Dan Knight and Mike Symes helping out. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Family friend Cara-lee Privett. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
(L-R) Lee Carter from L&S Waste Management with Ricky and fiancee Clarissa Knight. L&S have provided skips free of charge. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Volunteers help out at Galaxie Road, Cowplain. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Claud Lowe and Julie Stevenson. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Chris Sheen and Ryan Plummer from 'IMOVEU Lettings'. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Julie Stevenson. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Rachel Medcalf from North End, Portsmouth. Rachel who volunteered after reading about the Campaign for Ricky in The News. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
The community helped sort out the garden, so Ricky can enjoy the space with his three-year-old boy, George this summer. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.
Rubble from inside the house has stacked up in the garden, but this was removed by volunteers who wanted to help Ricky. Picture: Duncan Shepherd.