A DAD who has moved into a garden cabin to protect his disabled daughter is to appear tonight in a Channel 4 documentary featuring heroes of the coronavirus emergency.

Carmela Chillery-Watson, six, and her dad Darren will appear in Britain’s Unsung Heroes along with other people from across the country.

Darren, who owns a delivery business takes Covid-19 tests, samples, bloods and military equipment, has been living in a garden cabin in Market Lavington, near Devizes, since March 16 to keep Carmela safe.

She suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and has appeared in a charity video for WellChild to highlight the urgent need for PPE by sick children.

Darren said: “It is incredibly tough not being able to play, cuddle or even high five Carmela.

“It’s lovely that we can sing silly songs or tell daft jokes and even play I spy in the garden but at the same time heartbreaking and frustrating that I can’t comfort her when she falls over or needs help in getting up.

“Not being able to cuddle my wife, Lucy is also hard. I have struggled to come to terms with Carmela’s disease and her prognosis. Mentally it’s very draining and I get quite low days and not being able to hug makes it so much harder.”

The documentary team filmed in the family’s garden to see the set up created to keep Carmela safe, and her dad was given a camera to film his deliveries.

Her dad said: “I own a courier same day delivery business and some of my business includes Covid testing kits for hospitals and care homes and returning samples back to pathology labs for testing.

“I’ve also delivered PPE for hospitals and retail, protective checkout screens, cancer drugs, blood samples as well as a whole host of other items all round the UK.”

Carmela’s charity video is campaigning for more PPE for seriously ill children being cared for at home. It shows her handing over supplies.