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Fundraising continues as JCG memorial garden takes shape

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A MEMORIAL garden being constructed for the late Harry Zambon is starting to take shape, and a silent virtual art auction is being held to help fundraising continue.

Workers from Andrew Le Maistre Landscapes L>R Piotr Mroz, Duarte Sousa and Adelino Sousa (28968553)

The personal trainer died in February 2019 aged 25, almost four years after suffering two brain haemorrhages and a stroke before being diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer.

After his diagnosis he regularly visited schools and businesses to give motivational speeches and also worked to raise £12,000 for the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity.

His charity work led to Mr Zambon being named a finalist in the 2018 Pride of Britain awards.

Harry Zambon (28971325)

Last year Mr Zambon’s mother, Sharon Shepherd, launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000 to create the garden at Jersey College for Girls, where he studied while attending Victoria College.

Work on the site has now been under way since July of this year and is due to be completed by the end of August, in time for the start of the school term in September.

‘It’s been really interesting, as I have no experience of doing a garden like that,’ said Ms Shepherd, who has been on site every day during the work.

‘The men have worked incredibly hard with the heat and the dust from the site – I’ve kept them going with cakes every so often.

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‘Everybody who’s been working on it have given their time and worked over and above – they have been tremendous.’

The silent virtual art auction is being held from Thursday 6 August until Thursday 13 August, with donated works from five local artists to help raise funds for the garden. The pieces can be viewed on the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity’s Facebook page.

The works range from paintings to jewellery and a ceramic pot and can be bid for by email to jerseycherry@yahoo.co.uk or by private Facebook message to Sharon Shepherd.

James Jeune

By James Jeune
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