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£150raised of £360 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £360 to In memory of Iris Benson - we would like to get a tree planted in Haggerston Park in her memory.

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In memory if Mrs Iris Benson

Mrs Benson was our head of year and dedicated many years to Haggerston Girls School. She was a a member if the SLT and taught office practise studies. when our facebook group found out that she had passed away it was amazing to hear the wonderful stories about her and the impact she had on so many girls lives.

My own memories are that of support, compassion, care and kindness. My father was diagnosed with M.S when I was just four years old. As you can imagine my teenage years where sometimes a lonely and confusing time and her kindness is something that will always stay with me. A life lesson that i still hold dear to me this day.

There are so many stories of her kindness, support and guidance that lead us to want to mark her life. When we contacted the school they took the view that seeing as no current staff knew of her that it was felt inappropriate to allow us to plant a tree/bush in the grounds in her memory. we contacted the local park - which is just across the road from the school and they have advised we can plant a memory tree at a cost of 360.

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  • Amanda Waters5 days ago
    Amanda Waters

    Amanda Waters

    5 days ago

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated - fingers crossed we can get to the target and honour her memory xx

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  • Laura Hearn

    Laura Hearn

    Feb 15, 2019


  • Donna Brooke

    Donna Brooke

    Feb 14, 2019

    Good luck with the tree. Mrs Benson touched all our hearts, even thou at the time we didnt realised.Love Donna

  • Lynn Myring

    Lynn Myring

    Feb 13, 2019

    Such a lovely fitting tribute for a real Gem of a lady x


  • Anonymous


    Feb 13, 2019

    Well done ladies x


  • Gloria Mascaro

    Gloria Mascaro

    Feb 13, 2019


  • Lucy Savills (Davis)

    Lucy Savills (Davis)

    Feb 13, 2019

    For whatever is deemed suitable in the end for this wonderful lady


  • Ann Richards

    Ann Richards

    Feb 13, 2019

    Gone but not forgotten by the many pupils that passed through your classes over the years. Thank you.


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