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Mum raises money for Rainham school that supported her much-loved son

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 May 2016

Pupils from Newton's Primary School gather by a memorial to pupil Tyler Morgan

Pupils from Newton's Primary School gather by a memorial to pupil Tyler Morgan

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The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died suddenly last year has raised more than £500 for the school he attended and supported him so much.

Pupils from Newton's Primary School gather by a memorial to pupil Tyler MorganPupils from Newton's Primary School gather by a memorial to pupil Tyler Morgan

Tyler Morgan, who had special needs and was a pupil at Newtons Primary School in Rainham died in November last year.

Tyler’s mother Vicky has paid tribute to her son, calling him a “lovely boy who always had a smile on his face”.

She said: “Tyler was always really cheerful, he loved high-fiving everyone in school.

“He was a really loving boy and hated seeing others upset so would always want to make people happy.

Tyler's mum presented the primary school with a cheque last FridayTyler's mum presented the primary school with a cheque last Friday

“The school was fantastic with him and he loved coming so today was a special day.”

Tyler died last year after developing septicaemia when a chest infection became progressively worse.

Pupils gathered in the main hall last Friday as the school was presented with a cheque for £533.

Vicky was joined by her boss from Tesco Express in Cranham who helped organised a book sale to raise funds.

Following Tyler’s death, the school created a memorial garden in memory of him and as a reminder for all the pupils that miss him.

Headteacher Lyn Lowe thanked the family and said it was a special day at the school.

She said: “Tyler’s death had a big impact on everyone.

“He was loved by all the pupils and he was a huge part of the school.

“Everyone at the school gravitated towards him, all the pupils wanted to sit next to him in class or at lunch.”

His aunt is also planning to raise money for the school next month.

Lesley Skelton, who is afraid of heights, will be braving a 17,000ft sky-dive above Headcorn Airfield in Kent.

Donations for Lesley can be sent to Newtons Primary School, Lowen Road, Rainham.

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