Garden memorial for Welwyn Garden City boy

PUBLISHED: 18:53 03 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:22 26 October 2009

Mat's friends who were involved in the garden project

Mat's friends who were involved in the garden project

A YEAR on from the death of popular teenager Mathew Blease, a memorial garden was opened in his memory. Keen footballer Mat died due to inflammation of the heart on February 1 last year. The 13-year-old, who was an integral part of Panshanger Football C

The plaque in Mat's memory

A YEAR on from the death of popular teenager Mathew Blease, a memorial garden was opened in his memory.

Keen footballer Mat died due to inflammation of the heart on February 1 last year.

The 13-year-old, who was an integral part of Panshanger Football Club, was honoured by a charity match between two girls teams he helped train.

The players raised cash for Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity Mat's parents Karen and Steve have supported since he died.

The Sir Frederic Osborn pupil from Bakers Grove, WGC also had a bench unveiled in his honour.

Mum Karen said: "Loads of kids were at his grave, it was covered in flowers and we let red and yellow balloons go.

"It was lovely to see people had remembered Mat.


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