A NEW garden in memory of brave Edie Molyneux has been officially opened by her family at Church Drive Primary School.

Edie was set to attend the Port Sunlight school in September but sadly never got the chance.

The brave four-year-old was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour in 2017.

To give her the very best chance of survival, Edie's family set up a Justgiving page to raise cash for life-saving intra-arterial chemotherapy and immunotherapy in Mexico.

Heartbreakingly, Spider-Man fan Edie lost her life to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) on October 22, 2018.

On Monday, July 15 the school welcomed her family, including little brother Len and big sister Niamh, to open the Spider-Edie Garden and release a white dove in her memory.

Edie's mum Ashleigh said: "We'd like to start off by thanking you all for being here with us this afternoon. The whole school community, the staff, the children and families for the incredible love and support you have given us through Edie's fight and continuing afterwards.

"It means a lot for us to be a part of an amazing and caring network of people. You all truly help us through.

"This Spider-Edie garden is just another way Church Drive are remembering out beautiful girl. We are so grateful and proud.

"From the very first time we visited school in December 2017 after Edie was diagnosed, you have all been so welcoming.

"The staff have gone above and beyond to help us out when needed.

"Needless to say Church Drive is a fantastic school that we are lucky to have. We're certain all of our children will continue to grow and thrive in such a healthy, nurturing, environment. Edie would be starting school in September and the garden is a lovely way of making her a part of Church Drive.

"This is a fitting memorial to Edie as she loved life, loved to play and see others happy. It will also serve as a lasting reminder of her story, the impact she had on everyone and hopefully remind us of the need for research into DIPG. We know you'll all keep supporting us. Thank you for everything and we look forward to seeing everyone enjoy Edie's garden."

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(Left to right) Dad Steve watches mum Ashleigh with Niamh and Len cutting the ribbon on the new Spider-Edie garden

Speaking to schoolchildren and parents on the day, headteacher Joanna Jones said: "To all of us who had the pleasure of meeting Edie, she was always dressed in blue and red after her superhero Spider-Man.

"Marvel and Avenger heroes are fictional but Edie was a true hero who taught us all that there are true and real heroes who make a significant difference to the lives of others. Edie may no longer be with us here today but she continues to make a difference to the lives of other young children who are fighting each day to battle cancer through her foundation which has been set up.

"I was informed recently that in the new Spider-Man movie, Iron Man wears a pair of glasses which have a message across them 'Edith'.

"Iron Man may have died in Avengers Endgame but if you thought for one second that Iron Man himself would not have left behind a solid plan to continue to make a difference in the world you thought wrong.

"Edith is the old name version of Edie and it stands for even dead, I am a hero.

"I feel that this is such a fitting tribute to our Edie - a true hero who, despite no longer being with us, her legacy to make a difference will continue. The fact that she adored Spider-Man and the fact that Spider-Man is now wearing Iron Man's glasses that say Edith is a beautiful connection between a fictional and real life hero.

"Throughout this journey, I know Ashleigh and Steve were inspired by the school community and their support and the fundraising activities undertaken to support Edie.

"The school felt that it was important because Edie touched all of our hearts that we acknowledge and celebrate her life today.

"We are here to officially open our new garden area and in honour of Spider-Edie, we have named it after her, with the blessing of Ashleigh, Steve and family."