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Parents given Community Pride medal in memory of son, Bradley Brough
8:18am Saturday 26th November 2011 in News
THE parents of an 11-year-old boy who died during an operation on his heart have been awarded a special community medal.
Kevin and Sharon Brough received The Press’s Community Pride medal from Poppleton Ousebank Primary School head teacher Estelle O’Hara as part of a special presentation in memory of their son, Bradley.
Bradley Brough died in November last year.
The school won best primary school project in our Community Pride contest earlier this year.
It scooped the accolade for its memorial garden, called Bradley’s Place, designed to help his school pals remember their classmate.
Youngsters helped create the garden with the help of donations and funds raised by local businesses.
Mrs O’Hara said: “Our award meant absolutely everything for the children involved.
“For the community, it was a defining moment because they recognised that Bradley’s death was so tragic and for their work to be recognised by others was just brilliant.
“We wanted Mr and Mrs Brough to share in that and giving them their own award shows them that their son meant the world to so many people.”
When the school was presented with its award, the Community Pride judges felt Bradley’s Place was “a lasting and beautiful enhancement to the area”.
Mrs O’Hara said the garden was well used by children and staff alike, with a timetable in place up so that all the children could get to use it and many pupils going there to sit and reflect at break times.
She said: “It’s even going to be used as part of our Christmas fair as a place where people can go and make a Christmas wish.”