Poignant sculptures and benches to be unveiled

A special ceremony to mark the unveiling of poignant sculptures and benches in a children’s memorial garden is taking place this weekend.

A number of benches and sculptures are being donated by the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) to the Memorial Children’s Garden at Peterborough Crematorium.

The donated items have been funded by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) recycling scheme, of which Peterborough Crematorium is a member.  

The unique initiative recycles orthopaedic replacement joints and metals used in the construction of coffins all of which are removed from ashes at the end of the cremation process. 

The new items will be officially unveiled at a special ceremony on Saturday which members of the public are welcome to attend.

Danny Corr, bereavement services manager at Peterborough City Council, said: “Our Children's Memorial Garden was opened ten years ago and the new benches and sculptures will help enhance the garden, adding to the feeling of peace and tranquility for parents when they visit.  

“We would like to thank the SANDs group for these kind donations and also the BGL group and Clubbercise both of which have contributed towards them.” 

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