THE memory of a little girl from Woodley who died from a rare heart condition has been set in stone.

Lilly May Court, in the new Bakers Place development off Loddon Bridge Road, has been named in honour of Lilly-May Page-Bowden, who died at the age of five after collapsing at her school in May 2014.

Since her death, Lilly-May’s mother Claire has campaigned tirelessly to raise money and install life-saving defibrillators in every school in the area, and continues to widen her cause to Wokingham and Reading.
Last week, she cut the ribbon on the building which now bears her daughter’s name.

Ms Page said: “The defibrillators are part of Lilly-May’s legacy, but to have this building in our home town, there are no words to explain it.
“Everyone will question the name and where it came from, so she will continue to be spoken about for years to come.”

Former Wokingham Borough Council leader, Cllr Keith Baker, played an instrumental role in getting the building named in Lilly-May’s memory.

He added: “No family should have to go through what Claire and her family have been through, but they have turned tragedy into hope and the work Claire has done with the defibrillators, she set a target and she achieved it over and over again. 

“Nothing is beyond the capabilities of this woman. She has educated so many people so hopefully if something like this happens again, those around will know what to do, and the defibrillator will be there so this tragedy does not happen again.”

Claire Brooks-McGoldrick, sales manager at Bloor Homes Southern who developed the site, said: “I think it is amazing and we will continue to support Claire and her cause in any way we can.”