A PERSHORE mum has paid tribute to the local community after a bench in memory of her son was placed in Abbey Park.
The permanent memorial to Sean Stevens was installed late last week and mum Lucy Marshall said the help and support given to her family was ‘brilliant’.
The 17-year-old tragically passed away hours after he was rescued from the Bilford Top Lock on the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal on March 31
“It means so much to us as a family, I am really pleased,” she said.
Ms Marshall paid tribute to Wychavon District Council and Pershore Town Council for their efforts to secure a memorial bench and to the local community and shops for their support.
“Myself and his brother can come down here, sit and remember him and it will be somewhere to go for us,” she added.
A fund-raising football match with disco after will be held at Pershore Town Football Club on June 25.