The loss of a loved one can be especially difficult for children. At the Millennium Cemetery, children can come and meet our new badger and post a letter in the post box to help them feel a little closer to their loved one.
The new sculpture is based on a character from the beautifully illustrated Dear Mum book, which you can pick up from the Cemetery Office for free. The ‘Dear Mum’ concept was brought to life by artist Alan Clough. He created a story to help children understand their loss and how posting a letter can help them process their feelings. The story encourages children and their families to write about their feelings and our new badger sculpture provides a place for contemplation where you can feel comfortable taking your letters.