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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Mosaic tribute to Workington centre worker

A mosaic was unveiled at Workington Children’s Centre on Wednesday in memory of a member of staff who died in 2012.

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MOSAIC MEMORIAL: From left, children's services manager Steph Crosthwaite, with Diane's aunty Doris Dover, aunty Shirley Hogan, mum Elizabeth Hogan, brother Rob Hogan and aunty Florence Tinkler

Diane Hogan, 41, of Nook Street, Workington, was a service co-ordinator at the centre, based in the Minto Centre at Westfield, for nine years.

She died of pneumonia at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

More than 150 people made and painted the mosaic during an event at Workington Leisure Centre last summer.

Miss Hogan’s mother Elizabeth, 63, unveiled the mosaic.

It depicts owls to represent the years that she was a Brown Owl for Trinity Methodist Brownies and music symbols because she loved going to concerts. Also featured is a dog’s paw print to represent her Jack Russell dog Rosie.

The centre has also created an outside play area in her memory with a large wooden storytelling chair.

Work started last summer and it was paid for by fund-raising activities held by the centre’s parent and carer network.

Steph Crosthwaite, children’s services manager, said: “The storyteller’s chair was something that Di had wanted to add to the centre so we thought it would be a lovely way to remember her, and one that can be enjoyed by local families for years to come.”

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Di gave myself and my family do Much suport when we moved to workington,she help us get in to course to mewy New People Stoch helped myself and my 2 sond emensley,my 2 daughters and there young fanilys were part of sure start,and all of us were members of pcn parent carer network,and we was voulenteers for action for children,although I have moved away so has one of my daughters I still have my other daughter and2 sons in workington,Di will always be remembered as a kind,gentle,happy loving person

Posted by julie hancock on 25 January 2014 at 09:40

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