A new play area recently opened in West Belfast in memory of Nathan Doyle. Nathan was diagnosed with x-linked myotubular myopathy and passed away in October 2016 aged 10 years old.
The play area at Kids Together Belfast (a community organisation that provides support services for children and young people with disabilities and their families) now includes a basket swing, a wheelchair accessible roundabout, climbing frame, planters, sandpit, sit on rockers, a wet pour rubber surface to make the playground safe and Kids Together Belfast’s youth group added their own special touch to the space by designing and painting wall art in memory of Nathan.
The project aimed to enhance the play area, providing safer facilities, meeting the needs of children and young people with disabilities and having a positive impact on their growth, development and physical wellbeing, as well as improving the local environment through upgrading and improving access to amenities.
Nathan’s mum Una says “I am so proud of Nathan having a park named after him. What an honour, probably the most proud day of my life. I hope my beautiful boy was looking down beaming with pride for himself and the legacy he left on this earth. I was just so overwhelmed with the effort and thought that was put into the launch day, led by the Kids Together team. What an amazing organisation I can’t thank them enough.”