Family awarded £10,000 for memorial garden

Lucas' Garden
Lucas' Garden

A family has been awarded £10,000 towards building a school garden in memory of their seven-year-old son.

Karen and Damyon Garrity need to raise around £50,000 to build the garden at Tithe Barn School in Heaton Moor, Stockport, to honour son Lucas, who died in 2013.

The family hope the garden will be used by generations of children as well as acting as a memorial to Lucas, who went to the school.

They have now been awarded £10,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme after a public vote in stores across Cheshire.

Lucas Garrity
Lucas Garrity

Karen and Damyon said: “We are delighted that Lucas’ magical rainbow path has been awarded £10,000 by the Tesco Bags Of Help Scheme.

“We would like to thank each and every person involved, the voters and promoters of Lucas’ Garden.
“You really have made a huge difference, literally paving the way forward.”

The family have set up a Just Giving page to try and raise the rest of the money, and are also looking for businesses to sponsor the garden.

“It will feature a rainbow path made up of coloured glow-in-the-dark discs which will illuminate the edge of the path like stars in the night.

“With additional lighting making the garden available for use in the evenings, designed in collaboration with Dreamscape Gardens, this is a way of remembering Lucas and creating a lasting legacy for others to enjoy. 

“Tithe Barn aims to develop this space into a special pupil and community garden which the children can use during and after school for outdoor learning and play activities.” 

  • If you would like to sponsor part of the garden or make a donation towards an area please email or call 0161 44 33 222.
An artist's impression of Lucas' Garden
An artist’s impression of Lucas’ Garden