Recently the Auckland Registered Master Builders Association received an email asking if anyone could help with putting up a swing for disabled girl Skyla Radford.
Out of the kindness of his heart, Registered Master Builder Nigel Benton stepped forward and took on the project.
Below is the thank you note from the Radfords.
It’s just another example of great community spirit from one of our members — thanks Nigel!
Hi there Sally (Auckland RMBA manager Sally Mehrtens)
My name is Kran Radford. I have a daughter Skyla who has Angelman syndrome cerebral palsy. Skyla doesn’t talk or sleep much, and is 21 years old. Even though Skyla doesn’t talk I think the pictures show you how much she loves her new swing.
Thank you so much for the all the help to make Skyla’s swing. Nigel Benton is such a top bloke — very professional and empathetic.
Skyla’s swing looks fantastic. Nigel did an awesome job and it’s so safe! She can spin it without hitting her head on the poles. Seeing her swing brings a tear to my eye. Skyla has slept every night since her swing has been up and swinging. She is at the back door first thing in the morning for a swing!
I can’t thank you enough for your generosity. I would like to bake a huge chocolate cake or date scones for the staff as thanks for all your help. I just need an address to deliver it.
Kindest regards, Kran Radford