Families invited to plant snowdrops in memory of loved ones at Whisby Nature Park

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Parents who have lost a child are being invited to remember the lives of their loved ones at an event at Whisby Nature Park.

North Kesteven District Council is holding a snowdrop walk in aid of Child Bereavement UK between 12pm and 3pm on Sunday, February 12.

Families will have the opportunity to plant snowdrops in memory of someone special at the event.

Proceeds will be donated to Child Bereavement UK, which supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

The snowdrops will be provided by Lubbe and Sons Ltd of Spalding, and will be available for purchase on the day with volunteers on hand to help with the planting.

The idea of a snowdrop walk came about after Rosanne Bristow moved to the area from Buckinghamshire, and found that there was nothing in Lincolnshire for people to get together and remember those children that are no longer with us.

Rosanne said:

“In 2013 our daughter Darcey Erin was stillborn at 37.5 weeks and we had to go home with empty arms to our two-year-old son Archie without the baby we had all so wished for.

“The snowdrop walk is vital for families and individuals to have time to remember, to feel support from their community and most importantly do something positive outdoors, that year on year will become more beautiful as the snowdrops multiply.”

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