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Memorial Christmas trees for remembrance service

Poulton new cemetery Published Monday, 26 November 2018

Wyre Council is working with Blackpool NHS, and Blackpool and Fylde Councils to help bereaved parents cope with the loss of a baby.

Wyre Council has provided special memorial Christmas trees for bereaved parents at Fleetwood and Poulton cemeteries within their Baby Gardens of Remembrance with the kind sponsorship of JP Dell Funeral Service, JT Byrne Funeral Service and Moons Funeral Service.

Parents are invited to hang their decorations on the trees at either Fleetwood Cemetery or Poulton New Cemetery.

The trees will be in place from Friday 30 November and removed Friday 7 January. Families are welcome to add their decorations, but please note that they will need to be removed by 5 January.

A remembrance service will also be held on Sunday 2 December at 3pm in the Baronial Hall at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, where there will be a small candle lighting ceremony.

Hospital bereavement nurse, Megan Murray explained: "This event is so important to families who have suffered baby death. It channels grief into something positive, the parents are sad but they have the opportunity to be part of something united and can see that they are not on their own."

If you would like to light a candle at the remembrance service at the Baronial Hall but are unable to attend, then please send a stamped addressed envelope to:-

Megan Murray, Bereavement Support Nurse, c/o The Women’s Unit, Blackpool Victoria Hospital Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool FY3 8NR.

For more information regarding the remembrance service at the Baronial Hall, please call Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on 01253 956 877.

For information regarding the Christmas tree memorial at Wyre’s cemeteries, please contact 01253 891000.

 

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