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Stamford snowdrop walk and planting a success

The inaugural Stamford snowdrop walk and planting was deemed a success as loved ones were remembered.

Frankie Brunker, was inspired to organise the event on Saturday and Sunday on the Recreation Ground, after attending similar events in memory of her daughter Esme, who was stillborn at full-term in 2013.

Around 200 people took part in total and the money raised was split between MindSpace Stamford, Stamford in Bloom and Child Bereavement UK.

“The weather was brilliant on Saturday and obviously not so good on the Sunday,” said Frankie, 35, a mum of two.

“Some people just wanted to join in plant snowdrops for fun and others did it to remember loved ones.

“It was quite comforting for people to remember their loved ones and also a poignant reminder that they are not alone in their grief.

“There are other people out there going through the grieving process.”

Frankie, who relocated to Stamford in 2017 with her husband Mark, deputy headteacher at Bourne Grammar School, went on similar walks when they lived in Hertfordshire and is keen to organise another similar event next year.

“It was a really successful event and we did a good job of planting the snow drop bulbs,” she added.

“It’s quite hard work and the Stamford in Bloom volunteers did an amazing job with all their tools and equipment.

“The total amount raised was over £600 pounds and that includes the money from Waitrose in the community donations.

“Waitrose also provided the refreshments at The Shack which MindSpace Stamford are really keen to push as a community space for all.”

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