A GARDEN will be built at a Stafford school in memory of a pupil who died from Leukaemia last year.
The £15,000 garden at Doxey Primary School will be dedicated to eight-year-old Lily Rose Hulbert, who died on August 15 after being diagnosed with the disease for a second time in November 2012.
Lily’s Dad Steve, aged 50, from The Crescent in Doxey, said: “It was very hard to lose Lily, but I feel very pleased and honoured that the school has taken such an interest. It will be wonderful to have her remembered in this way.
“She was a very bright, energetic, outgoing, bubbly and loving character who was always helping people.”
The garden will feature a nature area with long grass, a wooden tree-house climbing frame and an area for trikes and bikes.
The school has made a bid to the National Lottery and sent an application to Doxey Parish Council for a grant to help fund the project.
Pupils have raised £300 through activities such as cake sales, and the school houses are in friendly competition to see which one can raise the most money.
Headteacher Janet Baker said: “Lily was a real live-wire. She was into everything and was such an imaginative person. This garden will represent her. It’s the ideal way to remember her spirit.
“If we have any volunteers that would like to help out with the garden that would be excellent. It’s a special project that will give the pupils pleasure for years to come.”
To donate to the project contact the school office on 01785 356100.