Memory tree supports Meningitis Trust

Stephanie Romaine, Hayley Pateman, Melanie Bould, with bows from the christmas tree
Stephanie Romaine, Hayley Pateman, Melanie Bould, with bows from the christmas tree

A MEMORY tree was organised to remember a baby boy who died from meningitis six years ago.

Mum Hayley Pateman, 43, of Harrington Street, Bourne, was delighted with the idea thought up by her former employer Stephanie Romaine from Stephanie’s Flowers, in Crown Walk, Bourne.

Shop owner Stephanie put the wheels in motion for the fundraiser, which raised £180 for the Meningitis Trust in memory of Hayley’s son Alexander who died from meningococcal septicaemia aged 19 weeks in December 2005.

Abbey Lawn grounds keeper Hayley said: “Stephanie suggested the idea which was a really nice thing to do for a small community, and it was a brilliant amount of money to raise.”

Businesses in Crown Walk and the Angel Precinct supported the charity venture which involved selling bows to shoppers for 50p each to put on the Christmas tree in memory of their loved ones.