Crowds flock to fun day in memory of baby Lagan
CROWDS flocked to a packed family fun day held in memory of a baby girl who died of a heart condition aged just 15 weeks old.
A sold-out dog show, fairground rides and popular children’s characters were among the attractions on offer at Burrs Country Park in Bury yesterday (SUN).
The day was hosted by Lagan’s Foundation, named after Carren Bell and Barry Grant’s baby daughter Lagan Katherine Anne Grant, who died of a heart condition in April 2011.
The foundation set up in Lagan’s name is the UK’s only charity dedicated to providing help to parents in their own homes, whose babies are born with congenital heart defects and/or have feeding difficulties.
Money raised will pay for the training of volunteers at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool, where a consultant is a trustee of a charity.
Miss Bell, from Horwich, was delighted with the turnout on the day.
She said: “It’s been brilliant and absolutely packed with people.
“It could have been a bit sunnier but it’s not cold and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.
“Dog agility has gone down a storm, we’ve had people queuing up with their dogs, and our dog show has sold out, which is amazing really.
“The kids seem to be loving it, running around having a great time which is what we all want to see.”
The fun day followed Lagan’s Foundation successful Party in the Park last year, which raised £2,500.
Miss Bell said she is unsure whether the fun day will beat that amount, but said all costs have been met and she hopes to raise enough to train more volunteers to work with the foundation.
The event took place just days after the third anniversary of Lagan’s death.
Miss Bell has said that the anniversary is always “emotional and difficult” and that she just wants to ensure families do not go through what she did.
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