A beautiful carpet of colour surrounded the young saplings planted recently by local families at the IRHH Amersham Memorial Woodland next to Hervines Park , which is open to anyone to visit.
IRHH Partnership Fundraiser Linda Petrons says: "When we got together to plant trees back on a rainy day in February, it was hard to picture how the woodland would take shape. But the trees are in bud and the bluebells are truly stunning. Anyone is welcome to visit the woodland; it's a peaceful place to reflect and remember. Although we have finished the tree planting, people can still support the woodland by making a dedication in memory of a loved one. Their donation will ensure future patients have the choice to be cared for at home."
Amersham Town Council cleared the area for planting and are maintaining the memorial woodland on behalf of the hospice charity. Linda explains: "The estate managers felled some larch trees to make way for the new saplings. They have approached a local family run company, Winson Woodcraft , which specialises in tree surgery and aims to recycle as much of the by-product as possible by creating hand-crafted products. They have agreed to make us some benches from the larch wood for visitors to the memorial woodland."
IRHH hopes the benches will be installed in time for its summer picnic and dedication ceremony to be held at Amersham Memorial Woodland on 3 rd July. "Anyone is welcome to join us at the picnic," adds Linda, "it's a chance for local families to remember loved ones lost in a beautiful, peaceful environment."
26th May 2011
IRHH is part of Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, Registered Charity no. 1140386
Registered address: Waverley Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5QX