Pop-up memory garden to remember a loved one
Maillards Funeral Directors is launching their first pop-up memory garden next week. The Maillards Celebrating Life Memory Garden will be based at Number 77, King Street (the former Cobblers Key shop) and invites members of the public to come down and write a memory on a leaf and add it to the memorial tree. The pop-up will be officially opened by the Connétable of St Helier – Simon Crowcroft. The project has been kindly supported by Buckley and Company Limited, Office Plus, JJ Fox Trading, The Parish of St Helier and St Helier Parks and Gardens.
Simon Gale, Director at Buckley and Company Limited
“We are delighted to support this inspiring project, which celebrates life. In light of the difficulties we have all suffered over the course of the last 16 months, community initiatives like this seem particularly relevant and welcome.”
The pop-up memory garden will run for one week from Monday 24th – 29th May and is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm on Monday 24th and 9:00am to 5:00pm from Tuesday – Saturday 29th May.
People are kindly asked to make a donation of £1 to add a memory to the tree. All donations will go to the Maillards Make-A-Wish fund, a community fund set up and run by Maillards to fund special wishes for local people, to benefit their mental, emotional and social wellbeing. To learn more about Maillards Make-A-Wish, please visit www.celebratinglife.je.
You can also purchase a copy of Maillards’ most recent community project, a new book titled ‘Voices from the Occupation’, which will be on sale throughout the week. Penny Byrne, its creator will be hosting a book signing on Monday 24th between 2:45pm and 3:30pm and Wednesday 26th May between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
Owner, Maillards Funeral Directors
Mark Reynolds, Owner, Maillards Funeral Directors “I am thrilled to announce the opening of the first ever Maillards Celebrating Life Memory Garden. The project forms part of Maillards Celebrating Life, a community initiative supporting local people and charities. We hope it will give an opportunity for local people to remember a loved one in a relaxed atmosphere. As Funeral Directors, we not only help families mourn a death, but also celebrate the life they have lived. We hope that this Celebrating Life initiative will help people to talk about a loved one they have lost and more widely open up the conversation around death, which can understandably be very difficult.”