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Fradley memorial garden plan to honour life of Violet

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

By Rob Smyth

  • Violet Mornington

  • Violet Mornington

  • Violet Mornington

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A PROJECT to create a children's memorial garden in the name of a little girl who died of a rare blood disorder is gaining momentum.

Violet Mornington passed away at Birmingham Children's Hospital on July 21 last year, having fallen ill just seven weeks before.

The five-year-old had contracted hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), as well as Hodgkin's lymphoma, which initially saw her condition see-saw, but after a few weeks it deteriorated,

Violet's organs failed and she died with her parents, Ivan and Kerry, by her side.

Now, as part of an effort to make sure her name lives on, Violet's parents have established a fund to help pay for the memorial garden at Fradley Crematorium, near the family home – naming it Violets in Bloom – in her memory.

Mrs Mornington said: "She was a beautiful, healthy, silly chunk of fun that made our world complete.

"We have now recently started to raise funds for a children's memorial garden to be created at the local crematorium in Fradley, and this is the purpose of this campaign.

"This is a very important cause to us as we found the process of looking for a suitable site where we could have place a memorial for Violet really quite difficult."

Ivan and Kerry, who are also parents to Matty, 26, Beth, 20, plus Molly and Caitlin, both 17, said they would be happy to offer support to anyone who has also lost a child, and that the charity could help provide funding to help people meet the cost of funerals and memorials.

It is estimated that it will cost £25,000 to pay for the garden for Violet.

If anyone wishes to make a donation they are asked to visit gogetfunding.com/project/violets-in-bloom-childrens-memorial-garden

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