"A Meadow of Memories"
- linking us to our lost loved ones
A special way to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one who has died.
Our ‘Meadow of Memories’ Daisy Remembrance Campaign is a unique opportunity for children, young people and their families to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of those they love and have lost. By getting involved, you will not only be joining together with others to remember those special people who have died but you will also help to ensure that 1000s of grieving families get the specialist support they need now and in the future.
You can support our special Daisy Campaign by dedicating a virtual or ornamental daisy to a loved one in our special “Meadow of Memories”.
A suggested donation of £25 will secure your own ornamental metal Daisy which will then be included as part of our “Meadow of Memories” exhibit at our event in Newark Castle Grounds which will now be held in the Spring next year, 2021*. It will be a special and unique event that will enable children and their families to sit alongside these special flowers for a moment of quiet reflection, remembrance and for some people the chance to say goodbye.
You will then be able to collect** your Daisy for you to keep and enjoy in your own garden or home or give to someone special as the perfect gift. To make it even more personal the Daisy head can be removed so you can place your own message inside the stem.
You can also remember your loved ones by donating a suggested amount of £6 to dedicate a daisy in our online “Meadow of Memories”. You can visit the site at any time to see our meadow grow as others join you to remember their loved ones.
*the date of the event at the Castle is subject to change depending on COVID-19 social distancing restrictions at the time.
** you will be able to collect your daisy from the Castle Grounds after the date of the exhibit or from the Children’s Bereavement Centre. If you require your daisy posting there will be an additional charge for postage and packing.
If you’ve lost someone you love, remember them in our
“Meadow of Memories”
Colour in your own daisy and display it in your window.
You can draw your own or download a template here
Daisy Remembrance Exhibit
postponed until Spring 2021
A message from our CEO Kate Baxter
“Please be assured we thought very long and very hard before taking this decision, and it is one that has been made with an extremely heavy heart. We recognise the importance of these opportunities, to remember and celebrate the lives of people we love and have sadly lost, to come together in a shared experience and as a community and these were the very foundations and reasons for organising the Daisy Remembrance Campaign. However, we have a duty of care to promote health and well-being for all and the health and safety of the visitors, our volunteers, staff and all their families is our primary concern. Despite having the most rigorous precautions in place we feel strongly that the safest option for all concerned is to postpone the event until next Spring. Hopefully by this time we can come together and support one another in the way we had originally planned. We appreciate people will be disappointed, as are all the team at the Centre, but we hope that people will understand our reasoning and that our intention above all else is to keep everyone safe.”
The Daisy – a symbol of hope and innocence
The links we have to our family and those we love make us who we are, make us stronger, and when someone we love dies it can sometimes feel like a link in the chain is broken. But it isn’t. Remembering those we love is the key to maintaining a strong chain, just because you can’t touch a link doesn’t mean it’s not there.
During recent weeks not just families but whole communities, all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, have come together to support one another as never before. We hope our Daisy Remembrance Campaign will do the same. The Daisy can be interwoven and linked together to make a chain. It’s the perfect flower to bring us all together in a shared grief and remembrance of our lost loved ones, whether recently due to the pandemic or over the years and decades past, the comfort we feel from our memories never fades. This simple flower is also a symbol of hope and innocence. Hope for the future, a new day and more peaceful times ahead and for the innocence of our children who have been affected by the death of someone they love.