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Snowdrop planting at Sizergh Castle

Families can plant a snow drop for a £1 donation Credit: ITV News

Bereaved families in Cumbria have been planting snowdrops at Sizergh Castle near Kendal in memory of their loved one.

The snowdrops will bloom next year for families to walk amongst Credit: ITV News

Child Bereavement UK's snowdrop walk is designed to give families a physical remembrance at a place they can come back to.

Sizergh Castle now has the first snowdrop walk in the North West Credit: ITV News

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Snowdrops create 'special place' for bereaved families

Bereaved families in Cumbria have been planting snowdrops at Sizergh Castle near Kendal in memory of their loved one.

Child Bereavement UK's snowdrop walk is designed to give families a physical remembrance at a place they can come back to.

"I think it's the significance, it's the ritual of coming and doing something. It's an act to remember. It's a special place that they come back to visit. They're with other families who are in a similar situation, so everybody understands each other. They will chat to other families while they're doing it. And it's just that special place for them to remember that special person."

– Leanne Jones, Child Bereavement UK

"Families in this area can be very isolated when they're bereaved. It's difficult sometimes for them to get access to services and find support, and so we offer support to bereaved children and young people aged 0 to 19 in the South Lakeland area."

– Tina Sudlow, Child Bereavement UK Support Worker in South Lakeland

Fresh start for homeless in Selkirk

A charity that makes up starter boxes for people in the Borders who were once homeless has now given out a thousand packs.

Selkirk based charity Fresh Start gives out household goods to people that have moved into a home after previously living on the streets.

For many, the boxes give them a foot-up as they strive to live an independent life.

Jenny Longden reports.

If you want to find out more about the charity you can visit the Fresh Start website.

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