Community garden event to honour 'Great Cardiffian'

June 21, 2017 at 5:29 PM

A bench is being unveiled in Whitchurch this Saturday (June 24) in memory of well-known disability rights and community campaigner, Rob Cooper, who died in 2016.

Rob was nominated as one of the Echo's 'Great Cardiffians' in 2015. Read more on the Greatest Cardiffians

Community-Garden-Julie-Summer2016-600px.jpgThe bench has been paid for by Rob's friends and will be unveiled on Saturday May 24 at a belated Jo Cox 'Great Get Together' event in the community garden opposite Whitchurch Primary School.

The event is open to the general public as well as Rob's friends.

You are invited to 'bring a plate' to share for a picnic from 1pm.

The event takes place on June 24th in Whitchurch Community Garden (opposite Whitchurch Primary School).

Bench to honour Rob Cooper – a 'great friend and community champion' – Julie Morgan

Julie Morgan said: "Rob was a great friend who helped me from early on in my political career when I was elected as MP for Cardiff North in 1997. He advised me on disability issues and he was a great campaigner and was passtionate about the arts – he even managed to bring Richard Attenborough, Richard Wilson and Prunella Scales to the constituency."

She added: "I nominated Rob as one of the Echo's greatest Cardiffians in 2015 for all the work he did as a volunteer. He was a school governor, Vision 21 charity trustee, supporter of the Welsh Kidney Patients Association and he also organised my annual Macmillan Coffee Morning which has become a fixture in the Whitchurch calendar."