Surrey

Memorial garden to babies opens in Epsom

Sands Butterfly Garden
Image caption The Sands Butterfly Garden cost £30,000 to build, raised by the charity

The Sands Butterfly Garden cost £30,000 to build, raised by the charity

A memorial garden for families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in the first weeks of life is being opened at a cemetery in Surrey.

The garden, on land provided by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council at Epsom Cemetery, centres on a paved butterfly.

A rose arch leads to small grave spaces for the burial of babies, and there is an area for scattering ashes nearby.

The £30,000 cost has been funded by donations raised by Surrey Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal charity.

The area is to be known as the Sands Butterfly Garden.

The charity also built a memorial garden at Redstone Cemetery in Redhill, which opened in 2003.

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