A SENSORY garden in memory of a boy who battled cancer has opened in Timperley.

Henry Gloag was just six years old when he lost his battle with Leukaemia in 2003.

The Willows Primary School made a memorial garden in the playground after his death.

Jill Gloag, Henry’s mum, said: “Henry was born with Downs Syndrome, but this did not hold him back at school, he loved learning and adored his teachers and classmates.

“It was a wonderful tribute to him, and very fitting that they created a memorial garden in the playground.

“Little ones who never knew Henry, know that it is Henry’s Garden. This means the world to myself, Henry’s brother George and our family.”

Unfortunately, the garden deteriorated over the years, and recently had to be removed from the site.

The school decided to replace the garden with a sensory space, still dedicated to Henry’s memory.

The new area is bigger and allows children to use all five of their senses.

Henry’s family wanted to include the original plaque displayed in the garden.

It read: “A shining pupil, a treasured smile, a place to sit and think a while.

“Let flowers grow and children play, we’ll remember him in every way”

Jill started a crowdfunding page for this project last November to raise £5,000.

Donations came from friends, parents with children at the school, and local businesses.

The garden opened last Saturday and the school raised £711.51 on the day which will be shared with the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.