Sam Leask’s Memorial Playground

The Sam Leask Memorial Playground launched on Saturday 10th May in the village of Kirkton near Dumfries.. Katherine and Julian lost their 9 year old son, Sam Leask, to Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, a form of vasculitis, in October 2012. In the last 18 months, Sam’s parents have been working on a memorial playground in memory of their beloved Sam. It was an emotional day to see the playground launched and so many children making use of the great new facilities that Katherine and Julian have tirelessly fundraised for.  They have designed and project managed this great new playground facility close to their home which also includes a handcrafted bench featuring the birds of prey that Sam loved, a mosaic art piece and memorial stone which represented Sam’s personality.

The scale of this achievement from Julian, Katherine and Izzy is amazing. It was an honour for Adrienne and I to be asked to attend and say a few works about the work of The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation.  Katherine and Julian set up collection buckets on the day to raise funds for vasculitis research through the LCTF and helped raise £650 on the day.  Well done to everyone involved on this truly inspirational memorial garden to Sam Leask.

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