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Partying in memory of tragic Swansea Valley youngster Harry Patterson

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 07, 2012

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CHILDREN will enjoy some festive cheer next week in memory of Swansea Valley youngster Harry Patterson.

A Christmas party is to be held especially on their behalf, by the organisers of the fund set up in memory of the former Alltwen Primary School pupil, who was killed after being struck by a car rolling down the driveway of the family home.

In the wake of their loss, Harry's parents, Michelle and Christian, set up Harry's Fund, with the aim of creating a family park in Alltwen, and to help parents in similar tragic circumstances.

The fund has hosted a series of events over the past year, including a Swing to the Stars event held at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea last month, featuring Torchwood actor Kai Owen and singer Jimi Webb.

But the Christmas party at Pontardawe Football Club on Monday is being thrown exclusively for children, because Harry used to enjoy the time of year so much, and many of the other events were more adult-orientated. It is the second time they have organised a Christmas party on his behalf.

Michelle said: "Harry loved Christmas, as all children love Christmas, so we are really pleased, following on from last year's successful party, to be able to do one this year.


"It is nice to be able to organise a children's fun event and Harry would have loved it."

Before the party, a Christmas fete will be held in St David's Church in Ystalyfera on Saturday, while the following Saturday, December 15, a special charity performance in Swansea's St David's Church, will see a new musical version of the nativity called The Still of the Night, also to raise money for Harry's Fund.

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