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Community Payback is helping charity Making Miracles

5 February 2016

Our Community Payback teams in Kent have been working with a charity called Making Miracles to create a memorial garden for mothers who have lost children at birth.

The garden is situated in Rochester, next to some existing burial grounds, on land provided by Rochester Cathedral.

Community Payback has been working with the charity once a week for the last six months.They are creating a large ground level star shape with a stone forming a central rotunda, as a place of remembrance. Mothers who have lost children at birth will be able to place a pebble within the arms of the star, bearing the name of the child they lost or simply the date.

Our teams are also helping to create an area of flower beds and benches for visitors.

Sally Howells, Chairwoman of Making Miracles says “ The workers have been doing a great job and have been very genuine and pleasant. One of them is continuing to work with us a volunteer, even though he has now finished his stint on Community Payback. I've been impressed with the work of Community Payback throughout this project.”

Making Miracles provides emotional support to women who have difficult pregnancies, as well as any woman who has lost a child at birth, even if this was some time ago. Part of their work is to help pregnant women who are having difficulties understand their situation and their options should they lose their baby. 

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