A SCHOOLGIRL who raised £10,000 for the NHS has been honoured by being invited to re-open a Warrington park in company with Mayor Cllr Wendy Johnson.
Macy Owen, daughter of the caretaker at Diamond Park, Thelwall had set out to raise £100 making Hama Bead rainbows.
But in fact, she raised more than £10,000 and got a mention in the House of Commons from Warrington South MP Andy Carter.
She has become something of a celebrity in the local area – despite trying to play down her achievement.
Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council thought it only fitting that Macy should join the Mayor when the park was re-opened as part of the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
All the parks and play areas had been closed during the lockdown but outside Diamond Park a “snake” of painted stones and rocks displaying tributes to the NHS, schools and key workers formed – started by Isabella Potts, aged four, of Thelwall.
The initiative had been encouraged by a group formed by Louise Simmonds called “Thelwall and Grappenhall Rocks On.”
To preserve their handiwork, the painted pebbles and rocks have been set in concrete, forming a rainbow outside the park.
Picture shows Macy and Mayor Wendy Johnson at the entrance to the park