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Babies Remembrance Service

One of the sculptures at the ‘Dear Mum' garden

A BABIES Remembrance Service will be held at 11.30am on Sunday June 30th at the ‘Dear Mum’ garden at Western Cemetery.

Based around the story of a young mouse called Dora who wishes she could tell her mother how much she misses her, the ‘Dear Mum’ sculpture garden is designed to help young children cope with the loss of a loved one and provide a place of remembrance for parents who have lost a baby.

The memorial service is supported by the Stillbirth and Neonatal Deaths Society (Sands) and will be led by members of the University Hospital of Wales Chaplaincy team. Everyone is welcome to attend, and members of the Cardiff branch of Sands will be available at the service.

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Bereavement Services, Cllr Norma Mackie, said: “The ‘Dear Mum’ garden is a fitting location for this service, which offers families who have experienced the sad loss of a baby an opportunity to reflect and remember, in a caring and supportive environment.”

During the service a memory card will be written and afterwards there will be an opportunity for families to place a memory pebble in the memory bowl.

The ‘Dear Mum’ garden can be found at Western Cemetery, Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5TG.

For further information about the service please contact a member of Bereavement Services’ staff on 029 2054 4820.

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