A WORTHING couple whose 22-month-old son had a brain tumour just days before their second child was born has thanked businesses which have supported him.

Tommy was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma.

Parents Becky Tapp and Todd Lednor rushed to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated.

One week later, Becky gave birth to Sofia.

Now Becky and Todd are thrilled after their garden in Cotswold Close, Worthing was transformed.

Becky said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to the local businesses who are currently helping with the garden for Tommy.

“Tommy has been battling brain and spine tumours since April, he is two.

“As you can see from the pictures, Tommy is an outdoor sort of chap.

“We have had to give up work to look after him.

“I gave birth a week after Tommy was diagnosed so his sister Sofia has also known almost nothing but hospital.”

Local landscaper Steve White has designed the garden.

Becky said: “Steve is the guy behind it all, he been absolutely amazing at getting all of the businesses on board to donate materials and labour to provide us a safe and beautiful garden.

“We are deeply humbled at the the generosity and kindness which has been shown to us.”

Landscaper Steve said: “So, with a knackered garden, I asked for a little help from my friends, and dear God, they have come forth in droves.

“So a massive thank you thus far to the following local businesses:

“Rod & Debs Winrow from Garden House Design at Ferring are the main helpers and are total heroes.

“Andrew Tomes of Bell Gardens didn’t bat an eyelid when asked to demolish and remove the old rotten deck.

“David Dodd, owner of Pots & Pithoi, has donated a mighty water feature.

“Benton Weatherstone of Ferring provided aggregates, Quercus Nursery of Ferring gave us plants, and London Stone donated a jolly nice composite deck for Garden House Design to build.

“Arun Mowers provided the the Schuzz Schuzz chainsaw as Tommy calls it and Haskins donated the plant pots.

“AVS fencing (Henfield) provided the deck balustrades.

“Parkers Building Supplies have also helped.

“County Landscapes came up with the idea.

“That’s me, and it was all about pulling them all together to build a garden for a totally deserving young family.

“#community that’s how it works. Peace out! Xx”

The family set up a funding page at https://www.gofundme.com/tommy039s-journey

The page said at the time: “Please help us support beautiful Tommy and his family through his fight and treatment against cancer.

“Tommy is a true hero and fighter and all of our support, love and hope will ensure that he is given the best opportunity to overcome this throughout ‘Tommy’s Journey’.

“I am sure that for those of you that have the pleasure and privilege of knowing gorgeous, little Tommy and his beautiful family have been following and supporting his heroic journey over the past few months.

“From the day Tommy was born, on September 21, 2016, his beautiful, funny, and clever personality has made Becky and Todd smile endlessly and feel immensely proud.

“However, life as it was, was dramatically turned upside on Saturday 14April 2018.

“Becky and Todd learnt the devastating news that their gorgeous, sweet little man had been diagnosed with a brain tumour known as medulloblastoma. This form of cancer is the most common malignant childhood brain tumour.”