Sunderland mum’s legacy lives on in wildlife garden

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A WILDLIFE garden for people with learning and physical disabilities has been created in memory of a Sunderland mum.

The June Constable Sensory Sanctuary was developed in just three weeks by volunteers from specialist education provider Learning Curve Group (LCG), which has a training centre in Sunderland, and Prince’s Trust learners.

June Constable

June Constable

The garden, in Bishop Auckland, has five different sections representing the five senses.

Mum-of-two June, 50, of Milrig Close, Moorside, a social services worker who cared for children with physical and learning disabilities, died of a heart attack in July 2004.

The garden’s construction, which features an 8ft-high wooden pergola at its centre, was organised by Prince’s Trust team leader Peter Ahmed, 33, whose partner, Sarah, 32, is one of June’s two daughters.

Sarah said: “This is a lovely tribute to my mum and she would be over the moon about it.

“It’s very nice that the garden has been designed for people with physical and learning disabilities, because that is who she worked with.”