AN EDGERTON teenager has designed a memorial for local people who have been organ donors and saved and transformed lives.

Salendine Nook High School pupil Ben Holmes, 14, created a design for a honeycomb structure which can carry the names of people who have been donors.

The Organ Donation team at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust devised the competition to promote awareness amongst youngsters and to provide lasting recognition for local donors and their families.

The idea will now be constructed and put in the entrances of both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital as a lasting tribute in memory of people who have become donors.

In his entry Ben said: “I used bees as I think they work closely together for each other and being a donor helps other people.”

Specialist nurse Rachel Wiseman, who organised the competition, said: “Ben’s idea was a simple and an inspired way to represent the people and their families who have been donors. Many lives are saved or improved through donors and the memorial will provide lasting recognition.”

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