AN area for bereaved families to remember children will open at Barnsley Crematorium in memory of a Mapplewell teenager tomorrow.

Darton Academy pupil Lucas Fleetwood died aged 14 and had congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) - a rare condition that only affects just one in every 200,000 people.

He went to bed healthy after school on September 6, 2019 but tragically never woke up.

Lucas had just returned from a family holiday in Majorca and had enjoyed showing his younger brother, Oliver, around his new school that day.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson, said: “While I would dearly wish it was never needed, I do hope this new memorial garden will be of comfort to families who all too sadly need to find a final resting place for a child.”