Memorial bench put in place in Denmead for Jack Robinson

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IT’S a place where Jack Robinson’s family can sit peacefully and remember their cheeky little boy.

A memorial bench in the cemetery behind All Saints Church, in Denmead, has been put in place to remember the youngster, who died in April from a brain tumour, aged four.

(l-r) Marie Robinson, Liam Robinson, Terry Robinson and Natalie Robinson with the bench in memory of Jack.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (141932-628)

(l-r) Marie Robinson, Liam Robinson, Terry Robinson and Natalie Robinson with the bench in memory of Jack.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (141932-628)

Jack’s parents Marie, 41, Terry, 47, sisters Danielle, 21, Christina, 18 and Natalie, 14, and identical twin brother Liam, five, hope it will be used by many as a place to sit back and reflect.

Mrs Robinson, who sang Ellie Goulding’s How Long Will I Love You, at Jack’s emotional funeral, said: ‘A lot of people followed Jack’s story and they come up and visit him. We come here an awful lot, especially for Jack’s twin Liam.

‘And it will be used a lot in the coming weeks and months and years. This cemetery is very serene and you can spend a lot of time thinking and be peaceful.’

As reported, Jack was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in January this year.

08/02/14  PM''A huge birthday party was held at Cowplain Activity Centre for little Jack Robinson (four), who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (14372-2b) PPP-140514-114342001

08/02/14 PM''A huge birthday party was held at Cowplain Activity Centre for little Jack Robinson (four), who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14372-2b) PPP-140514-114342001

He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, where a CT scan found a brain tumour.

He was then moved to Southampton General Hospital, where he had a life-saving operation and had fluid drained from his brain.

Then he underwent a five-hour operation, where surgeons were able to remove 40 per cent of the tumour.

However his family were given the devastating news that the rest of the tumour was inoperable.

Jack was given only a five-per-cent chance of survival, and his family, of Bere Road, Denmead, wanted to ensure they made the most of him and granted his final wishes.

This included a surprise visit from Take That frontman Gary Barlow and a video message from Dr Who actor Matt Smith.

The family hope to mark Jack’s one-year anniversary next April by organising a memorial event.

Mrs Robinson added: ‘Since Jack’s passing it’s been a mixture and very much highs and lows as a family, that’s been the same since he was diagnosed.

‘We want to do something for his first anniversary for Childhood Cancer Research as prevention is better than cure.’