A garden in tribute to Stockport schoolboy Lucas Garrity will be opened in July.
The rainbow path is in place at Lucas’ school, Tithe Barn in Heaton Moor, Stockport, and Lucas’ Garden will be officially opened at the summer fair on July 17 – on what would have been his 10th birthday.
Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme provided £10,000 for the garden, while Weave Womenswear and Eternal Envy held a fashion show at fellow Heaton Moor business Time & Place to raise a further £1,000, which has been matched by Barclays.
The Heatons and Reddish area committee has committed a further £1,000 to the project to remember Lucas, who died from a brain tumour aged seven in 2013.
Mum Karen said: “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.
“The garden will then be used for the benefit of the community providing outdoor activities as well as other family events.”
On July 2, The Elizabethan pub will host a band night to raise funds for Lucas’ Garden.
Limited raffle tickets will be available for prizes including a week at a holiday near Abersoch.
Damyon added: “It was a lovely day – a hard run, but great to be with everyone, achieving something special again for Lucas.
“Lucas would I’m sure be chuckling at times – and proud too, to see us all run for him, raising funds to help someone like him.”
- Money can still be donated to Brainstrust at www.Justgiving.com/Lucas-Garrity.
- Funds continue also to be raised for Lucas’ Garden at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/lucas