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£70raised of £1,550 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £70 to Create a memorial garden for my Mother, Elaine, who sadly passed away last September only 6 days after her 54th birthday.

    Location
    Dagenham, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 19th November 2017

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    Story

    My Mum, Elaine, lived in our family home for 25 years. A year before her sudden passing she gave up that home to me, so that Joe & I could raise a family.

    It was the most selfless thing she has ever done.

    Elaine especially loved her garden.

    As a child, she would play outside with me & show me how to grow potatoes & strawberries.

    When the honeysuckle bloomed, she would take in the smell & say "how amazing is that!"... Her voice ingrained my memory to play back like an old recording.

    Our garden was a place where memories where made.

    A passionate dancer, she would dance outside in the sunshine & teach her friends how to dance there too.

    She had unusual talents & liked to dance with fire, lighting the garden at night with a warm glow, I remember watching her dance, transfixed. Hypnotised by the flames. I can playback the stills when I close my eyes & imagine the animation as it plays back piece by piece. Lost in time.

    We had a bond that will never be broken, I would think of her & my phone would ring. How many days have I waited for a call?..

    When I play with my daughter in the garden I never feel alone.

    When a new flower blooms, I wish she was here to take in its beauty.

    Over the years my mum could no longer maintain her beautiful garden. It became over grown, a place she could no longer enjoy, a burden.

    I would love nothing more than to scatter her ashes on the 19th of September, her 55th Birthday. In a beautiful garden in her memory.

    For the last two years I have lost blood, sweat & tears trying to restore her garden to its former glory but I am now running out of time. If any of our friends & family would like to contribute to creating a memorial garden for Elaine, I would be forever grateful.

    I would like a decking (dancing) area along with a pergola to grow honeysuckle & hang a swing. Warm outdoor lighting will imitate the glow of fire, a place for others to enjoy & for my amazing mum to rest where she belongs.

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    • Sarah Gilbert6 months ago
      Sarah Gilbert

      Sarah Gilbert

      6 months ago

      A beautiful rose plant from Beverley for the garden. I cant wait foe it to flower 🌷😍💛

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    • Sarah Gilbert6 months ago
      Sarah Gilbert

      Sarah Gilbert

      6 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far and from the additional donations from Beverly and Manuela x

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    5

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Antony Dearsley

      Antony Dearsley

      Aug 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Gretchen

      Gretchen

      Aug 12, 2017

      Though I am not wealthy, I wish for your lovely & loving, Mother's Garden to grow with wild and happy abundance!

      £10.00

    • Daniel McNeill

      Daniel McNeill

      Jul 27, 2017

      Such a lovely way to help keep the good memories you have.

      £20.00

    • Kelly Griffin

      Kelly Griffin

      Jul 27, 2017

      £20.00

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    Dagenham, United Kingdom

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