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Garden built in memory of former manager

PUBLISHED: 16:20 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:16 23 August 2010

A COMMUNITY centre has unveiled a garden in memory of its former manager that was built with the help of £10,000 of grants. The Riverside Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, unveiled its memorial garden on Friday, November 7. The garden was built in memor

A COMMUNITY centre has unveiled a garden in memory of its former manager that was built with the help of £10,000 of grants.

The Riverside Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, unveiled its memorial garden on Friday, November 7.

The garden was built in memory of the centre's previous manger Pat Harman who passed away aged 39 two years ago, using grants of £5,600 from B and Q and £5,000 from Land Securities.

Features include raised flower beds, a bird table, fruit trees and a grove where visitors can sit out of the sun.

Mary Cresswell, 54, centre manager of Pine Avenue, Gravesend, said: "The centre is used by a lot of different people, including those from various ethnic and minority groups and everyone will be able to share and enjoy the garden.

"We are very, very pleased we have had a lot of support from lots of different groups."

The unveiling was attended by MP for Gravesham Adam Holloway who has supported the centre for several years.

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