A BEREAVED mum who lost her own little boy has made a heartfelt donation to help remember a much-loved schoolgirl.

Kim Woodman, who set up a foundation in memory of her son Matthew, was delighted to make a £100 contribution toward the upkeep of the garden at St John's Primary created in memory of Rosie Veronica Mitchell.

Rosie, a pupil at the school, tragically passed away in January 25 in 2019, aged only seven after losing her brave brave battle with cancer.

A garden where her friends can sit and remember the popular youngster was created in her memory.

Kim, 28, knows only too well what it is like to lose a child after the tragic death of her son Matthew in 2018, aged only 20 months, due to an undetected heart defect.

She said: "When Matthew passed away, I always want to give back.

"I remembered when I heard that Rosie had lost her fight for life and thought of what her family must have been going through.

"I knew what it is like to lose a child and wanted to do something just to let the family know we are all still thinking of them and Rosie."

Rosie's mum Donna-Louise says the family have been touched by the kind gesture.

She said: "We are so overwhelmed by the donation. Kim's foundation is supporting the local community in an amazing way, especially in these difficult times.

"What a lovely legacy it is for their beautiful boy Matthew. They are spreading so much hope and joy for everyone, which is what Rosie and her garden is also about too. She would be so touched by this kind gesture."

Rosie's twin brothers Lucas, left and Dylan, right, were happy to accept the cheque along with Jamie Scullion, who is Kim's best friend's son.

Martin Craig, depute teacher at the school, said: "The money will be put to good use within the garden.

"Rosie's Garden is a place for our children to relax, have fun and remember good times, so it is so fitting that this contribution is about two precious lives being remembered in this special place."