A TEENAGE kidney failure victim is over the moon now that her bedroom has been given a magical makeover.
Sarah Coupe, 13, who recently underwent a life-saving operation, had been looking forward to work starting on her Harry Potter-themed bedroom before Christmas.
But delays meant that the family could not move into their new home in Spring Meadows on the Sefton Farm estate in Clayton-le-Moors until five weeks ago. The project is now finished, thanks to the hard work of Accrington and Rossendale College student Tammy Kennedy.
The 20-year-old, who is currently on a painting and decorating course and has a Btec National Diploma in interior design, has been working on the project flat out for three weeks.
Sarah's mum Karen said that the family was overjoyed with the result, adding: "Sarah is over the moon. It is really better than we could have ever expected. Sarah has written Tammy a thank-you note and she's got a big smile on her face.
"Tammy painted her wardrobe to look like a bookcase, which she really likes, but I think the picture of Dobbin on the wall is her favourite. The ceiling is also painted with a sky theme. It was all she wanted when she was in hospital. That is what she asked for - a Harry Potter bedroom. Tammy has done everything that Sarah has asked for."
Sarah is making good progress with her recovery and her mum said the hospital was really pleased with the way that she is coming along.
Tammy, who got involved in the project after being approached by a tutor at college, said she has really enjoyed it.
She added: "I've loved doing it. It's the first project where I have actually gone out to a house and it has gone really well. Every-thing in the room is hand- painted."
Tammy is so pleased with the outcome that she is considering decorative room designs as a career option.
She added: "I want to work for someone as a painter and decorator first but I would like to specialise in decorative effects."