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Memorial Garden Progress

30 July 2016

Supporters encoraged to take a look at the Open Day

Work has been progressing nicely on the creation of a memorial garden at the Greenhous Meadow.

It has been a big team effort with the Supporters Parliament, Super Blues, OSC, Community Sports Trust working together to make the memorial garden happen. Supported by the Chairman, club staff, Asset Surfaces and Salop Leisure everyone has been working together on this important addition to the Greenhous Meadow site.

The Memorial Garden is located near to the entrance of the ground and it is hoped it will become a part of people’s match day experience. The location has been chosen so as it is in a quite part of the stadium but also so it is easily accessible throughout the week. It will always be open for people to come and quietly sit on the seats which over look the stadium.

A beautiful bench is being installed around a central cherry tree with two sets of stadium seats to the sides. In designing the area we looked at ideas from lots of different stadiums around the UK, and it was decided to use stadium seating as well as the central bench.

There will be an opportunity to have a memorial plaque around the edge of the garden as a more permanent way of remembering our loved ones. Details on how to order these will be released in due course.

Supporters have asked whether it will be possible to scatter ashes of their loved ones in the garden. This will be possible and club Chaplain Phil Cansdale will be the contact for any supporters who will be looking to do this:”We will be offering a short and simple service where the ashes of the deceased can be scattered into the ground of the grass areas.

“As chaplain I really look forward to working with families in the future. You can contact me through the club if you’d like to discuss this further.”

The garden is progressing well and supporters are encouraged to take a look if you are coming to the stadium for the Hibernian game or the Open Day on Sunday 31st.

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