Thank you to those who planted snowdrops

Council Chairman Cllr Lucille Hagues planting snowdrops in support of Child Bereavement UK
Pictured: Council Chairman Cllr Lucille Hagues who was one of those who came along in support of Child Bereavement UK

More than £200 was raised and hundreds of snowdrops planted in an action supportive of the charity Child Bereavement UK.

Almost 120 people participated in the annual activity at Whisby Nature Park, many returning as part of a poignant personal pilgrimage, which provides a focal point to remember those that are no longer with us.

The commemorative event provided the chance for families and individuals to have time to remember, and to feel support from their community.

Child Bereavement UK is a charity that provides support and education to families when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. It trains 7,000 people a year, giving professionals a better understanding of the needs a grieving family will face.

In response, it said: “Thank you very much for your support and for holding this special event in aid of Child Bereavement UK.”

North Kesteven District Council Chairman Cllr Lucille Hagues thanked everyone involved, particularly Pennells Garden Centre at South Hykeham for donating the bulbs.

“Over a number of years now a very impressive display of snowdrops has been planted by those affected by child bereavement and it is a pleasure, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, to be able to provide this time and space for reflection and remembrance. I thank everyone who has planted and participated,” she said, after planting some bulbs herself.

During her year in office the Chairman is raising funds for the charity Children with Cancer UK

Should you wish to volunteer or for more information about Child Bereavement’s work, visit or for more information for next year's walk, visit the Snowdrop Walk Facebook page, or email

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