Memorial bench for Heysham toddler to be unveiled by TT legend John McGuinness

A memorial bench in tribute to a two-year-old Heysham boy who lost his life in a gas explosion will be unveiled by motorcycle legend John McGuinness MBE.

The bench in memory of little George Hinds will be officially unveiled in Happy Mount Park in Morecambe on Saturday (July 9) at 10.30am.

George died in a gas explosion on Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham in May 2021.

Heysham man Steve Trainor who raised the funds for the bench, said: “The money was raised by a generous donation of two cases (24 bottles ) of quality wine donated by Naked wines, a wine club I am a member of.

George Hinds who died in 2021 in an explosion at Heysham. A memorial bench for George will be unveiled at Happy Mount Park by TT legend John McGuinness.

"Then Morrisons very kindly allowed me into store on two Saturdays to raffle it where in total I raised £1040 to buy the bench.

"The bench will be unveiled by John McGuinness in Happy Mount park by the children’s swings opposite the crazy golf course.”