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£1,510
raised of £1,850 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,510 to buy a bench in the Botanic Gardens to remember Agnes

    Oxford, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 1st December 2019

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    Hullo my dears, you all know that Agnes' ashes are buried in the Botanic Gardens in Oxford, where she worked for the last years of her life and a place that she really loved...

    I've been hoping to have a bench in the gardens as a place to remember Agnes and somewhere to sit when I visit - I often pop in for a chat. It hasn't been easy but I've managed to persuade the Botanic Gardens to let me have one with an inscription. Only trouble is I have to have the bench that they specify, and although it is lovely it is rather more expensive than I anticipated.

    Here is a picture. It's called a 'cloister' bench and is handmade from solid oak. I have asked for a carved inscription that simply says 'Remembering Agnes'. Those of us who do remember her will know who it is for, those who don't might just sit and wonder.

    This is where her ashes are buried. I'm hoping the bench will be somewhere close by.

    Please don't feel obliged to give anything, but if you would like to contribute it would be lovely, and helpful!

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    • Robert Pomfret8 months ago
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      8 months ago
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    • Robert Pomfret8 months ago
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      Robert Pomfret

      8 months ago

      And one more photo without a Bob to spoil the view...

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    • Robert Pomfret8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      At long last... look where I was sitting at lunchtime today. Thank you so much for helping me to buy such a lovely bench to remember Agnes by. If you want to find it, it's under a silver birch, next to the river, and looking back at the bed where our Agnes' ashes are buried. Thank you again, with love from Bobx

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    27

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2019

      A garden is a healing place.

      £20.00

    • Harry Bell-Reeves

      Harry Bell-Reeves

      May 19, 2019

      This is a brilliant idea Bob, happy to help. X

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 17, 2019

      Can’t think of anything lovelier for Ag! Look forward to quiet contemplation

    • Heather Topping

      Heather Topping

      Apr 24, 2019

      So pleased you have managed to organise this. I have really fond memories of Agnes and her courage throughout and know how much she loved the gardens there.

      £20.00

    • Dave McCrory

      Dave McCrory

      Apr 24, 2019

      Much missed BoB - We will sit on the bench sometime when in Oxford - Love Tish and Dave

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 23, 2019

      A lovely fitting memorial to a very special person

    • Julie Edyvean

      Julie Edyvean

      Apr 22, 2019

      Very pleased to support you Bob and remember Agnes x

      £50.00

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