On Saturday 9 May Rennie Grove Hospice Care is holding a community family afternoon at Downley Memorial woodland to enable people to remember loved ones who have died.
During the afternoon, which starts at midday, people will be able to make a donation to pledge a bluebell in remembrance, follow the nature trail around the wood and enjoy a picnic and family friendly activities including cricket, face painting and henna tattoos. There will also be dedications from The Mayor of High Wycombe, Jenny Provin, Chief Executive of Rennie Grove and faith leaders. Author Nicholas Halliday will also be attending the event.
A booklet of poems, which have the theme of loss, written by pupils for a competition held in the lead up to the event will also be available on the day and the winning entry will be read out.
The woodland, which can be found just off of Plomer Hill in Downley, was planted in 1995 and has hundreds of trees that have all been planted as a memorial to someone.
Penny Crosswell, Community Fundraising Manager at Rennie Grove, said “We’d like to invite people from all sections of the community to come along to celebrate the memories of friends and family members. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about what Rennie Grove does as an organisation and to enjoy the lovely woodland hidden away in this busy suburb of High Wycombe.
“We hope that people attending will come along with a picnic and enjoy a relaxed afternoon. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.”