CHARITY fundraisers who had their home revamped by a TV show say it was better than winning the lottery.

Nina Parry who has multiple sclerosis and husband Steve, who is paralysed and also uses a wheelchair were visited by presenter Alan Titchmarsh and a team from ITV’s Love Your Home and Garden to make their house Beechcroft Road in Upper Stratton more accessible.

The team created an open-plan living area for the family, as well as renovating the garden which had been inaccessible.

“It was like winning the lottery,” said Nina. “I could get out with the children but it wasn’t very easy and Steve couldn’t get out at all. The garden was also raised meaning I couldn’t get onto the grass, it was just really unsuitable.”

“Anytime I wanted to go outside I had to go way round the front of the house and down the alley which was over-run with overgrown foliage, it was a disaster!”

The garden has now been levelled and can be reached by sliding bay windows meaning everyone in the family has access to enjoy.

As well as making the garden more accessible, the house also came with some new features.

Nina said: “I love the granite table they created for us which extends from the kitchen out into the gardens and means we can all be together and do things like eat and play games as a family.

“It was just mind blowing what the team have done, it’s something you dream of but you never truly believe will happen.”

Steve was happy with the final result: “I love everything about it, I love the style, love the space. the kitchen is more spacious and adaptable to our needs. It is now a lot easier to cook and serve up food. And the garden is just incredible, we have everything you could ask for.”

Currently Nina is working to organise a charity event on March 24 to help raise funds for the MS Therapy Centre.

Let’s Get Our Boots On 2019 will see a charity rugby match, raffle and auction at Supermarine Rugby Club, with prizes including a seven-night stay in Majorca and a bomber jacket used in the film Golden-Eye. Special guests include paralympians Danny Dawoud and Will Baylay. Nina previously ran the event in 2013 and raised over £21,000 for the MS Society.

She said: “The centre provides treatment not just for those suffering from MS but also those suffering from neurological conditions. It’s more than just a therapy centre, it’s a community!

She added: “We need help with prize donations for our raffle and auction.

Anyone willing to help can visit for details.