Helping hand

Poolside: Shannara Sewell with her mum Adele Smith and Sunline WA owner Nic Aloi. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416045
Poolside: Shannara Sewell with her mum Adele Smith and Sunline WA owner Nic Aloi. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416045

Malaga-based business Sunline WA donated a top-of-the-line pool fence, provided installation and took care of council approvals all at no cost to Mrs Smith, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2006 that left her in a wheelchair and requiring 24-hour care.

Mrs Sewell and her family recently installed a hydro pool for her mum and said the gift took her completely by surprise.

‘Over the last seven years we’ve dealt with lots of builders and contractors, but never had anything like this happen before,’ she said.

Sunline WA owner and Padbury resident Nic Aloi said he decided to offer the family the pool fencing for free on the ‘spur of the moment’.

‘I knew the extra costs that they’d have would be more than other families,’ he said.

‘Luckily, we were in a position where we could help ” they weren’t asking for anything or complaining (but) I felt very sorry for the family.’

Mrs Sewell was incredibly appreciative and used the money they would have spent on the fence to buy a hoist for lifting her mum into the pool.

‘Mum first used the pool a month ago and she’s loving it,’ she said.