I’ve lived in Milton Keynes 40 years – so my whole life! My favourite place is undoubtedly Chepstow Park in Bletchley, as it was one of Henry’s favourite places.
Henry was my little superhero son, who will be forever 4. He was diagnosed with a childhood cancer back in February 2012 when he was just 2 years old. Unfortunately after a long battle of gruelling treatment, Henry gained his angel wings in October 2013.
Every day is still very hard and we miss him terribly. But Henry’s last wish was to help other sick children, so we started The Henry Allen Trust. The Trust grants wishes to children and families battling childhood cancer, while also helping to improve processes within hospitals. This is my life’s work now. It was through Henry that I found my passion for Milton Keynes.
“It’s a can do place and the community spirit is just incredible.”
When Henry was sick there was talk of us having to travel abroad for his treatment. The community got together and raised 140k within 10 months for the treatment. It was phenomenal. It’s a can do place and the community spirit is just incredible. Also the support for the Henry Allen Trust is also fantastic. We help support Bletchley and Chepstow Park is a big part of that. In the first year Henry got his angel wings, we all came down and planted a bulb in the park so we could watch them grow. Now every year the bulbs come out, so in the spring it’s absolutely breath-taking.