There was more than a drop of snow in the award winning grounds of the crematorium in Stafford.
In fact 5000 snowdrops in total were planted in the Rainbow Garden – a section set aside to remember the deaths of babies – at the town’s Tixall Road Site.
The planting was carried out by nine volunteers from the ‘Friends of Stafford Cemeteries’ and the local ‘Child of Mine’ charity – who provide support for bereaved parents. The work took around an hour and a half with the bulbs supplied by Stafford Borough Council, who run the crematorium.
Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said:
“These volunteers have done a wonderful job to enhance this very beautiful section of the cemetery and make the environment more pleasant for grieving loved ones and those looking to pay their respects.”
The Tixall Road site was awarded ‘Gold’ status by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management and has a green flag as one of the best open spaces in the country.
To become involved with the ‘Friends’ www.friendsofstaffordcemeteries.org.uk
More details about the service can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/bereavement