A CHARITY carol service held at Puxton Park Tourist Attraction in aid of the Harvey Hext Appeal will help fund a memorial bench in his honour.
The attraction held its third annual carol service on Friday evening (Nov 27) with collections for seven-year-old Harvey, however he sadly passed away over the weekend.
Puxton Park have been a long supporter of Harvey and his family and say they will be adding to the sums collected on the night to purchase a memorial bench in his honour.
The bench adorned with a plaque will be placed within the park grounds as a lasting reminder to Harvey, who had battled Neuroblastoma- a very aggressive childhood cancer, since 2010.
Puxton’s Alistair Mead, said: “We are all absolutely devastated to hear that Harvey passed away shortly after a wonderful charity concert, which was held in his honour.
“We had supported Harvey’s appeal for a number of years to help fund overseas treatment and we feel heartbroken he has passed away before this was possible.
“Thank you to generous donations on the night and an additional donation from Puxton we will buy a memorial bench, which we hope will leave a lasting memorial to his life.”
The funds were raised by donations on the night, which saw a performance from Sidcot School Choir to mark the start of Puxton’s Christmas celebrations.
Around 500 families attended the service, which saw the arrival of Father Christmas and his Elves, a free festive buffet, as well as tasters in Puxton’s Farmshop and Butchers.