In our 25th anniversary year, we want to celebrate the lives of Caring Matters Now members both past and present. On Sunday 17th July, Val Unsworth (chair of trustees) and Jodi were joined by one of our bereaved families at Mersey Forrest to plant a Caring Matters Now Tree of Remembrance. During our time together Val shared a few words of reflection and remembrance and, whilst the oak tree was planted, Jodi read aloud the names of loved ones who have passed away during the 25 years of Caring Matters Now.
Personalised named pebbles of each child who has passed away were placed next to the planted oak tree. The Tree of Remembrance provides a physical location for bereaved families and the wider Caring Matters Now community to visit and remember our loved ones. Following the tree planting, each bereaved family received their child’s named pebble along with a remembrance shrub as a gift from the charity to plant in their own gardens.