A FIVE-year-old with cancer has been treated to a new garden thanks to donations from generous Warrington businesses.

Jonah Canavan attends St Peter's RC Primary School in Hillock Lane, Woolston, and earlier this year was diagnosed with cancer.

His auntie, Natalie Brown, wanted to do something to help the family and decided to make over their garden in Rixton to give Jonah a safe place to play.

Lorraine Canavan, Jonah's mum, said: "Jonah got poorly.

"On June 13, he went to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and then everything happened really quickly.

"He had cancer and they operated really soon because the tumour was the size of a small baby and they started doing chemotherapy.

"He had to learn how to walk again so he is doing really well.

"He would still give all the doctors a little wave – he is such a little fighter."

Natalie, who runs the r'teapot cafe at Bruche Heath Gardens in Padgate, set up the Amazing Jonah Garden Project to raise funds for the garden.

She said businesses from across Warrington started to donate to her efforts, meaning the Canavan's new garden and home has been created entirely through donations.

There is an artificial grass lawn, a seating area, trampoline and outbuilding so far, with more donations set to arrive.

She explained: "This is a celebration of what everyone has done.

"I can't believe the how much people are donating, we have never known anything like it.

"People have come down from even Manchester to help."

The team at NoGrow Grass designed and built the garden and then organised for other companies to get involved including Sandstone Supplies UK, Direct Garden Structures, Lawn World, Warrington Landscapes, Walton Turf and Aggregates, Central Point Building Supplies, Beers Builders Merchants, BT Skips, Cheshire Fencing and Handy Dan's.

Natalie was incredibly grateful for NoGrow Grass' efforts and added: "We can't believe the difference it has made.

"They have done so much for everyone.

"We are going to keep up the funding under the same name to have some money to try and help others in Jonah's position."