When Gary Allman tragically lost his daughter Emma to a car crash last year, he began fundraising for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity in her memory.
Drawing on support from family, friends and his local community, Gary, from Caerphilly, raised a wonderful £3,000 in memory of Emma, which has helped to fund the children’s garden outside the Children’s Hospital for Wales. The garden is intended to be a place for families, patients and staff to enjoy and relax in, and a beautiful wooden bench in Emma’s memory has been installed in the garden.
Emma was a pupil at Howell’s School, Llandaff, who have also been instrumental in the creation and funding of the garden. In her welcoming speech at the official garden opening, Sally Davies, Headmistress at Howell’s spoke about Emma as both a pupil and a delightful young adult. Her family and friends also attended, carrying with them single pink roses as a sign of remembrance and love.
Gary says: “I am so glad that my family and I are able to support this wonderful cause. It means a lot that we have created something permanent in Emma’s memory.”Gary is still fundraising and hopes to continue to raise money for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity in tribute to his beloved daughter.
Find out more about Giving in Memory.
Read more about the opening of the Children’s Hospital Garden.