Silver spade for tree ceremony

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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THE LORD Mayor of Portsmouth will plant a tree to mark National Tree Planting Week.

Councillor Cheryl Buggy will use a silver spade provided by the city council’s tree expert Stuart Campbell when she takes part in the planting ceremony.

The planting will be at the beginning of the Ladies Mile on Southsea Common, close to the Pyramids Centre, at 11am on Friday.

Sir Jonathan Band, the patron of the Association, will greet her along with chairman John Ling, the Southsea Tree Wardens and children from local schools.

The public are welcome to attend the event.