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Memorial garden to open for Leicester City owner

A Memorial Garden will open in honour for Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Credit: PA

A memorial garden is set to open for the former Leicester City owner who died in a helicopter crash.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be honoured on 27 October with the garden opening on the spot of the accident.

It marks the first anniversary of the crash that claimed the lives of the chairman, staff members Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai, and pilots Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz outside the King Power Stadium.

The club will host a multi-faith ceremony before gates open to the public at 2pm.

The all-season garden including flowers and features of significance to Khun Vichai and the Srivaddhanaprabha family.

All floral tributes left since the accident will be composted and used to support the growth and development of the new planting scheme within the garden.

From the scene of a tragedy, we aim to build something peaceful, something poignant and something beautiful, where supporters of today and of future generations can remember what one man’s vision did for this Club, this community.

“The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Garden will be the latest in a series of lasting tributes that will form part of Khun Vichai’s legacy.”

– Leicester City, Chief Executive Susan Whelan said:

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