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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Fund a community orchard in memory of Maria Arnold

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Maria Arnold died, aged 43, on the 5th July 2022 from cancer. She was greatly loved, is so desperately missed and the loss of her grieved.

We are planning her funeral and some people have asked if they can donate to anything in her name.

Maria once said to Elian that she'd like to be buried beneath a fruit tree.

The beautiful peaceful place of her burial doesn't include fruit trees but it led to the idea of setting up a community orchard in Maria's memory. Much of Maria's work (and in her personal life too) has spanned environment, public and mental health. Community orchards are a good thing in every way and it seemed a beautiful thing to do in her name.

The brief is that it must be genuinely accessible for the community, somewhere in Edinburgh which is meaningful and accessible for the children. There's no set idea how big the orchard must be, but it must include a cherry tree for Maria.

Community projects like this are complex, there's many factors to consider such as land and access and working with community groups.
Friends of Maria's who work in Edinburgh in related sectors have offered to work with Elian and Orla to help turn this from an idea into a reality - but we don't know exactly what this will look like. The time scales envisaged are that it would come together over the next year and we will share updates here.

Any money donated but not needed will be donated to St Columba's Hospice. While Maria didn't make it there they provide such kindness and support for families like ours in personally heartbreaking times.

We will of course share full updates here.

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    • Annie, Phil, Lizzie and Patrick

      Annie, Phil, Lizzie and Patrick

      Aug 16, 2022

      Maria was a wonderful friend - so thoughtful, so wise, so funny. I will miss her very much. Thinking of her family, especially Elian and Orla, and sending love xxx

      £50.00

    • Gemma, Mike, Owen and John

      Gemma, Mike, Owen and John

      Aug 16, 2022

      Absolutely devastated to hear this sad news. Maria was such an ace friend - we had so many laughs and so much fun together - I will never forget that throaty laugh preceeding much mischief! ❤U x

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 15, 2022

      With love to all of Maria’s family. We didn’t know her well but met her around and about school over the years. An orchard is a beautiful idea.

      £30.00

    • Dawn MacLeod

      Dawn MacLeod

      Aug 15, 2022

      £20.00

    • Ruth

      Ruth

      Aug 13, 2022

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 13, 2022

      With love and respect from Eliza, Pete, Francis & Hazel

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 11, 2022

      All our love, Rich & Fliss xx

      £50.00

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