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Closed 14/09/2019

raised of £360 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to In memory of Iris Benson - we would like to get a tree planted in Haggerston Park in her memory.

    Funded on Saturday, 14th September 2019

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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 years ago
      Amanda Waters

      Amanda Waters

      5 years ago

      A major update regarding the memorial for Iris Benson . Haggerston school has now allowed us to have a memorial in the school grounds. The area they have has just been re surfaced and is going to be a teachers are for teachers to have lunch or do planning etc. So this are seems very apt . Depending on how much we raise - we would like to have at least one bench with a plaque on and some nice pots with maybe some olive trees in. Thank you to everyone who has supported this and please share with anyone who may have k own her. X

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    • Amanda Waters5 years ago
      Amanda Waters

      Amanda Waters

      5 years 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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    • Rosemary Braithwaite

      Rosemary Braithwaite

      Mar 23, 2019

      Spent a lot of time in Mrs Bensons office, one thing she always treated me with respect and kindness even though I was in there for all the wrong reasons. May she rest in peace


    • Fiona Buchanan

      Fiona Buchanan

      Mar 10, 2019

      In memory of a lovely lady and fantastic teacher


    • Janice Bigwood

      Janice Bigwood

      Mar 9, 2019

      RIP Mrs Benson, fond memories of a lovely lady. X

    • Anonymous


      Mar 3, 2019

      I remember Mrs Benson well, she was a lovely lady.

    • Marcia Lewis

      Marcia Lewis

      Mar 2, 2019

      Sad to hear about Mrs Benson's death. Glad that something is being put in place. She was a great teacher and gave me a solid foundation in Office Practice.


    • Lisa Gaskin (nee White)

      Lisa Gaskin (nee White)

      Mar 1, 2019

      RIP Mrs Benson you was a fabulous teacher!


    • Nicola Hurley

      Nicola Hurley

      Mar 1, 2019

      Donated £10


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