MADE in Britain has been contacted by Andrew Clifford of north Lincolnshire who would like members to support his appeal to create a memorial garden in Central Park, Scunthorpe. The garden will be a memorial to his son, Rory, who died of sudden cot death syndrome at just nine days old.
Mr Clifford told Made in Britain: “Rory died on November 2nd, 2019. We noticed a distinct lack of local places where we could go to commemorate Rory’s life. We have been working together with MP, Holly Mumby-Croft and North Lincolnshire councillors Robert Waltham and Chris Ramsbottom to create a memorial garden, where families who have lost a child can gather. The garden’s intention is to provide a peaceful space, where families can come together and find someone who has been through a similar experience.
“It is our firm belief, and we hope your company will agree, that this garden is vital to our community, and to the bereaved families who have suffered the agonising pain of losing a child.
“We are therefore looking to local businesses who would be willing to support the project and make any form of donation to the cause.”
Mr Clifford would appreciate donations of plants, trees, flowers, a bricklayer to build a plinth, painters for the fencing and gate, a steel fabricator to make a metal tree centrepiece and various garden maintenance equipment.
There is a fund-raising page online where members can donate money: https://www.gofundme.com/f/to-aid-completion-of-baby-rainbow-memorial-garden
The project has its own Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BabyRainbowMemorialGarden
Or you can contact Mr Clifford direct via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org