Bench memorial to tragic Cupar boy

Sam Jenning
Sam Jenning

THE family of a five-year-old Cupar boy are to make a poignant visit tomorrow (Saturday) to the spot at Cairnie Fruit Farm where he died suddenly two years ago.

Sam Jennings suffered heart failure while enjoying a day out with his family on July 27, 2009.

His devastated parents, Donna and Tom, later planted a cherry tree in his memory and tomorrow they’ll place a bench under the tree.

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Balloons will be given to children to release and people will have the chance to donate to Donna’s charity FLOC, For the Love of a Child.

Donna and Tom, of Charles Jarvis Court, will be accompanied by their two daughters, Joy (10) and two-month-old Zoe, whose birth in June helped to heal the pain of Sam’s loss.

A dramatherapist and children’s book author, Donna (40) was in the throes of establishing FLOC when Sam died, and his memory has inspired her to carry on.

The charity aims to improve the emotional and mental health and well-being of children who have experienced trauma, and already money raised with the help of local people has been used to create a play centre in war-torn Afghanistan named ‘Samuel’s House’.

Local people are invited to join the Jennings family when they install the bench tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm, and find out more about how they can help FLOC.

More information is available at www.fortheloveofachild.org.uk