Memorial to Jaclyn is unveiled in Queensferry gardens

150812  Memorial bench at the roseberry hall gardens, south queensferry.
150812 Memorial bench at the roseberry hall gardens, south queensferry.

A MEMORIAL bench to a Queensferry teenager has been unveiled at the town’s Rosebery 
Gardens.

Family members and friends gathered at the garden to lay flowers at the bench, in memory of Jaclyn Martin, who died 10 years ago, aged 17.

The bench was funded thanks to a charity night staged at the Rosebery Hall, earlier this year, organised by local man Paul Gray.

The event raised a whopping £2400 on the night thanks to various fundraising activities and the proceeds helped fund the installation and maintenance of the bench. There were also donations to The Samaritans (£500) and Marie Curie Cancer Care (£400).

Yvonne Martin, Jaclyn’s mum said this week: “I want to say a special thanks to Paul, Claire McGill and Margaret Ravie for their help in organising the event.

‘‘I also want to thank everyone who came along and supported the charity night in memory of Jaclyn.”

Paul Gray, who organised the event added: “Yvonne asked if I could assist in staging a charity event in memory of her late daughter and I was only too glad to help out.”

The bench has been installed in the Rosebery Garden just weeks after it has received a makeover thanks to local man Ernie Hinks.

Continued maintenance of the garden will also now be ensured thanks to sponsorshop from the Rosebery Hall and High Street hotel, Orocco Pier.