A perfect Summer’s day

A memorial garden to a toddler was officially opened at the second annual Summer’s Fayre.

By Joe Cooper
Friday, 12th July 2013, 11:00 am
DEWSBURY REPORTER
The Trojan club is Thornhill, Dewsbury, held a Summer's Fayre in memory of Summer Rogers Ratcliffe. There was a good attendance.
 
picture mike cowling july 6th 2013
DEWSBURY REPORTER The Trojan club is Thornhill, Dewsbury, held a Summer's Fayre in memory of Summer Rogers Ratcliffe. There was a good attendance. picture mike cowling july 6th 2013

Crowds flocked to The Trojan Club in Thornhill for a family fun day in memory of Summer Rogers-Ratcliffe at the weekend.

Visitors enjoyed a barbeque, pony rides and tag rugby in the sunshine before Summer’s garden was opened by Thornhill Lees tot Isla Jackson, who battled against cancer after being diagnosed at 20 months old, her sister Eden and former businesswoman of the year Emma Elston, who has supported events for Summer in the past.

The 21-month-old, of Nook Green, died in tragic circumstances on February 28 last year.

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DEWSBURY REPORTER The Trojan club is Thornhill, Dewsbury, held a Summer's Fayre in memory of Summer Rogers Ratcliffe. Enjoying her short ride on 'Bobby' is Scarlett Cole, 7. Leading the way are, left: Mia Davies and Francesca Bayraktar. picture mike cowling july 6th 2013

Summer’s grandfather James Ratcliffe said: “It was fantastic, really busy. Everybody was delighted with the garden.

“It’s a legacy for Summer that everybody can enjoy.”

Mr Ratcliffe said around £1,700 had been raised from the event, which will go towards improving facilities for children and young families at the club.

Vicky Rogers' daughter (Summer) died last year while in the care of her and her then boyfriend. No charges have been brought in the case and Vicky wants to clear her name. (D578F328)