Pupils and staff at a Bispham primary school are fundraising to create a memorial garden for a teaching support worker who lost her life to Covid.
Moor Park Primary School in Moor Park Avenue hopes to raise at least £4,000 for a new school garden in tribute to Cath Strangwood.
Mrs Strangwood, who was a one-to-one support worker and teaching assistant at Moor Park, died on November 28 last year at the age of 57, in Blackpool Victoria Hospital after a battle with coronavirus.
Her family described her as a “loving and devoted wife, mother and grandma who lit up the room with her contagious laugh.”
Pupils are set to take part in a sponsored fun-run next week, to raise money for a new garden and outdoor reading area in Cath’s name.
Joanne Magson, headteacher at the school, said: “We’ve identified an area in our junior garden which we’d like to transform into a memorial garden for Mrs Strangwood.
“We got a few donations on the day of her funeral, so we’re going to put any money we received towards the garden.
“One of the pupils came up with the idea of incorporating an outdoor reading area, and we’d like to put different plants in to attract insects as well.
“We’d like to get a garden designer involved with the process, and we’re hoping it can all be finished by next spring.”