A new initiative has been launched in Lanarkshire in memory of mums and mother figures who are no longer with us this Mother’s Day.
Colleagues at Funeral cooperative Bellshill Center invite community members to plant seeds in memory of their loved ones.
Those interested in honoring and paying tribute to Mother’s Day can practice their gardening skills by picking up seeded cards at the Care Center at 32 Hamilton Road until 4.30pm today (Friday).
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In addition to the seeded cards, memorial trees will be located at several Co-op Funeralcare branches in the area, inviting the local community to come forward and write personalized notes honoring their beloved mothers and mother figures who they lost.
Nic MacLennan, Divisional General Manager of Co-op Funeralcare, said, “We know Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for so many of us who have sadly lost a mother or mother figure; be it an aunt, an older sister or a best friend. We hope that by distributing seeded cards to members of our community who can celebrate those we have loved but lost.
“As always, we urge the local community struggling with the loss of a loved one to come to our care center for a cup of tea and a chat. Our branch is a safe and welcoming space to talk openly about grief, and we are there every step of the way for those who are grieving alone.
“No one should feel isolated in their bereavement, which is why we continue to work with our local community to implement activities that help ease some of the sadness, such as gardening.”
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