Heartbroken mom relieved after son’s memorial tree secured

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A heartbroken mother feared her precious son’s memorial tree might be in danger when a funfair opened a few feet away.

Louise Hallwood is determined to remember Cason, 12, after her death last year.

Cason, who had red hair, was affectionately known as “Ginge” by his family and friends.

The Winsford schoolboy was playing with friends at Wharton Recreation Ground when he suddenly fell ill.

“Our advice kindly allowed us to put our own plaque on her memorial tree,” said Louise, 39, a mother of four.

Cason Hallwood

Words lovingly chosen by Cason’s mom Louise are on the plaque

“We wanted to mark him as a special place where we, as family and all his friends, can go to remember him. It would break our hearts if anything were to happen there.

“I feared his tree and plaque would be destroyed.”

Cason Hallwood

Louise Hallwood and her fiance Ian Ward as Cason’s plaque was unveiled at Wharton Recreation Ground

Louise’s fears have now been allayed after Winsford City Council and Sharland Fairground took immediate action to protect Cason Sanctuary.

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“I can’t fault the board and the fair at all,” said Louise. “They contacted me as soon as I expressed my concerns and put a wooden fence around Cason’s tree.

“They said they would patrol to make sure no one came near.

“It was a huge worry, I would have camped outside to keep him safe, but now I feel more reassured.”

Cason had enjoyed Christmas Day with his family, including his grandparents and three twin brothers Cowen and Corley, and Caiden before going out to play.

Cason and his brothers

Cason, third from left, with brothers Corley, Caiden and Cowen

It is believed that Cason, who was allergic to nuts and asthmatic, may have died from anaphylactic shock.

The beloved Winsford Academy student received a funeral fit for a prince after benefactors donated more than £ 15,000 so he could be driven through the streets in a glass-headed car by two white horses.

“This community has never let me down,” said Louise. “All the neighbors living near his tree said they would watch him.

“Cason loved this park and the fair, so I’m sure his tree is safe now.”

Louise took on a grueling challenge doing 100 squats a day with 20kg on her shoulders for a month and raised £ 2,460 for

The Anaphylaxis Campaign, the only charity in the UK supporting people at risk of severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

Family and friends join her in taking a sponsored 15 mile walk on August 28 to continue fundraising.

“I never want Cason to be forgotten,” Louise said. “He was an absolute character. There wasn’t a day he didn’t make me laugh or smile. He was amazing.”

To donate visit gofund.me/8fdce7a1

The fair is at the Wharton Recreation Ground until Sunday August 8.


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