9th Jul, 2020

Flowers and volunteers sought to help create Covid-19 memorial garden at historic Droitwich churchyard

A MEMORIAL garden is being created in Droitwich’s historic St Mary’s Churchyard to those who have lost their lives during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This week a large 10m by 5m cross has been dug out by Kevin Hyett, who is responsible for the upkeep of the burial ground, in the area where the old chapel once stood.

And he is hoping people will both contribute flowers to the cause and, with social distancing being observed, join in with planting out the cross.

Subway Droitwich donated the compost for the project.

Kevin said: “A group of us were talking and the idea came up – it has been a harrowing few months for a lot of people.

“We want this area to become a place for people to sit and remember those who lost their lives during the crisis and a space for quiet reflection.

“It was great to have backing of Rev Nigel Byard who thought it was a great idea.”

People – not just in Droitwich but from all over the world – will also be able to add the names of loved ones they have lost to a book of remembrance

Anyone who can provide flowers, a case for the remembrance book or anyone who wants to help plant out the cross should call Kevin on 07512 063937.

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