Mum happy with Chloe tribute

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MUM Becci Challoner has spoken of her happiness after a horse was named in memory of her daughter.

Mrs Challoner said she was touched after pupils at Front Lawn Primary Academy, in Leigh Park, decided to give the name Chloe to a foal at Staunton Country Park, off Middle Park Way.

As reported, Chloe Challoner, who attended the school, lost her battle with cancer in January last year, aged 10.

She died weeks before she was due to fly to America for an operation to help fight the bone cancer osteosarcoma.

Mrs Challoner, 36, of Rooksbury Croft, Leigh Park, said: ‘It’s a nice thought from the school to name it after Chloe after everything that has happened.

‘It just goes to prove she touched more people than I realised when she was alive.

‘She loved animals – horses especially.

‘She never really explained why she loved horses – they were just special to her, maybe because of her illness.

‘I am intending to go and see the foal next week.

‘It’s a nice idea and something Chloe would have loved.’