A HEARTBROKEN mum feared her precious son's memorial tree was at risk when a funfair opened just yards away.

Louise Hallwood is determined to keep 12-year-old Cason's memory alive after he died last year.

Cason Hallwood

Cason, who had ginger hair, was known fondly as 'Ginge' by family and friends

The Winsford schoolboy had been playing with friends at Wharton Recreation Ground when he suddenly fell ill.

"Our council kindly let us put our own plaque on his memorial tree," said mum-of-four Louise, 39.

Cason Hallwood

Words lovingly chosen by Cason's mum Louise are on the plaque

"We wanted to mark it as a special place that we as a family and all his friends can go to remember him. It would break our hearts if anything was to happen to things there.

"I was worried that his tree and plaque could get wrecked."

Cason Hallwood

Louise Hallwood and fiance Ian Ward as Cason's plaque was unveiled in Wharton Recreation Ground

Louise's fears have now been dispelled after Winsford Town Council and Sharland's Fun Fair took immediate steps to protect Cason's shrine.

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"I can't fault the council and the fair," said Louise. "They contacted me as soon as I expressed my fears and put a wooden fence around Cason's tree.

"They said they would patrol to make sure no one goes near it.

"It has been a massive worry, I would have camped outside to keep it safe but now I feel more reassured."

Cason had enjoyed Christmas day with his family, including grandparents and three brothers twins Cowen and Corley, and Caiden before he went out to play.

Cason and brothers

Cason, third from left, with brothers Corley, Caiden and Cowen

It is believed Cason, who had a nut allergy and was asthmatic, may have died following an anaphylactic shock.

The much-loved Winsford Academy pupil was given a funeral fit for a prince after wellwishers donated more than £15,000 so he could be led through the streets in a glass carriage led by two white horses.

"This community has never let me down," said Louise. "All the neighbours living near his tree have said they will keep an eye on it.

"Cason loved that park and the fair so I'm made up to know that his tree is safe now."

Louise completed a gruelling challenge, doing 100 squats a day with a 20kg on her shoulders for a month, and raised £2,460 for

the Anaphylaxis Campaign, the only UK wide charity supporting people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

Family and friends are joining her to do a 15-mile sponsored walk on August 28 to continue raising money.

"I don't ever want Cason to be forgotten," said Louise. "He was an absolute character. There wasn't a day he didn't make me laugh or smile. He was amazing."

To donate visit gofund.me/8fdce7a1

The fair is at Wharton Recreation Ground until Sunday, August 8.