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Woodland to be planted in memory of Graham Roskell

Woodland to be planted in memory of Graham Roskell

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 3:39pm 28th November 2012. (Updated at 6:46pm 28th November 2012)


The family of a Kirk Hammerton man who disappeared are planning a fitting tribute.

65-year-old Graham Roskell went missing from Harrogate District Hospital on 3 November.

It was thought he was trying to make his way home after becoming confused during treatment for a swelling on the brain.

After nearly two weeks of extensive searching by professional teams and members of the public, a body was found off York Road in Wetherby.

Now Graham's family are asking people to donate a tree through the Millennium Trust in his memory.

They are hoping for 800 trees to make up woodland which will be planted in the Yorkshire Dales.

Graham’s daughter, Louise Rayner, said: "For every tree donated it represents another person who supported us in the search and is still supporting us now.

"We just can't thank everyone enough who has helped.

"We are trying to get 800 trees, which I think Dad would be absolutely astounded at - I think he would have just been happy with one.

"But by getting 800 trees, we can have an entire wood dedicated just to Dad. I think it also represents the support we’ve had which has just be absolutely incredible."

Each tree will cost £10 and for more information on how to donate, visit the Find Graham Roskell website.

Listen to Louise talk about the tribute to her father: