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Birthday Tea and Forget-Me-Not walk

On Sunday 26th September we marked 15 years of Families in Grief by holding a Forget-Me-Not walk and Birthday Tea at the Children’s Centre in Victoria Park, Bideford.

It was a great way to invite volunteers and friends of FiG – both old and new – to mark this special milestone.

“In many ways, the story of FiG is an example of resilience in itself,” says Emma Marston, General Manager, Families in Grief. “We have faced the fundraising challenges shared by so many small charities, especially when Covid-19 with all its restrictions hit us.  However, thanks to the support from the local community, we are now definitely looking forward with renewed confidence. That is definitely something to celebrate!”

It was too windy to light the candles on the day but  the gathering celebrated with cup cakes. We also heard from Lisa Wallis-Reep and Jason Milton who have both raised money for FiG – Lisa was accompanied by her dog, Henry, who has recently completed a ‘sniffathon’ as part of the #15forFiG challenge!

Families also wrote the name of the loved one who had died on a petal on a FiG flower and walked around the park in memory of their special person.

Thank you to everyone who came and for all your support over the last 15 years.  Long may it continue!

See more pictures from the event in our Photo Gallery. 

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