Fireworks display will mark a year since Jack’s death

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THERE’S one final wish the Robinson family want to fulfil for their four-year-old Jack, who brought the community together.

Jack died from an inoperable brain tumour in April last year.

And to mark the one-year anniversary, his mum Marie wants to hold a fundraiser, complete with a fireworks display.

Marie, of Bere Road, Denmead, said: ‘The one thing we couldn’t manage to do for Jack was give him a fireworks display as the tumour was central in his brain and he was very sensitive to noise because of it.

‘On Bonfire Night last year, his identical twin Liam told us that Jack could see the fireworks from heaven the same as him looking up.

‘This got me thinking – I always said I wanted to do something special to mark the first anniversary of Jack growing his wings.

‘What I would like to achieve is have a celebration party of his short life with entertainment and the finale being a fireworks display to Gary Barlow’s Let Me Go. I need help to arrange this as I need a venue.

‘I’ve have managed to arrange a large staging unit – I feel I need to do this and then know I gave my precious boy his fireworks.

‘Losing Jack was the hardest thing ever, and I would appreciate any help.’

Jack was only given a five per cent chance of survival when he was diagnosed with the tumour in January last year.

But determined to ensure he experienced as much as he could, his family embarked upon a mission to fulfil his wishes.

This included meeting his pop-star hero Gary Barlow, a video message from Doctor Who actor Matt Smith, and an early Christmas party.

After Jack died on April 1, he was brought to All Saints’ Church, in Denmead, in a horse-drawn carriage with a Star Wars coffin as he was a huge fan of the films.

It was flanked by Stormtroopers as a procession of around 50 people followed.

There were floral tributes in the shape of a lightsaber, Yoda and R2-D2 from Jack’s sisters.

The fireworks evening is due to take place on April 4. Money raised will be donated to The Rainbow Trust and Clic Sargeant. If you can help the family arrange the event, contact health reporter Priya Mistry on (023) 9262 2130 or email