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    Weʼve raised £285 to create a memorial garden for 'born sleeping' (stillborn) babies in the old Folkestone Cemetery where they were buried without ceremony

    FOLKESTONE
    Funded on Friday, 31st December 2021

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    To create a special place for 'born sleeping' babies and babies left for dead on the beach or in the cemetery entrance - in an area of the old Folkestone Cemetery, where stillborn babies and found dead babies were buried during 1900's. In those days, without the understanding that mothers may need to see or hold their 'born sleeping' baby to allow them to properly grieve, these un-named babies would be quickly taken away, to reduce their mothers distress. There is no formal record of these babies and mothers were never told where their baby was laid to rest.

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    • Jan Holben5 months ago
      Jan Holben

      Jan Holben

      5 months ago

      Although the JustGiving account will be closed, if you wish to donate please do contact us via the www.fofc.uk website or on the Friends of old Folkestone cemetery Facebook page. I hope you have a Happy, and Healthy New Year and Thank You for your support.

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    • Jan Holben5 months ago
      Jan Holben

      Jan Holben

      5 months ago

      With funding raised here on JustGiving and with funding received from one of our sponsers Pavers, we should have enough to provide an interpretation panel telling about the 'born sleeping' babies and the White Garden. I am therefore closing this JustGiving account and transferring the monies raised in the Friends of Old Folkestone cemetery bank account so it is available to pay for the interpretation panel. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, support, and of course for any donation that you were able to provide.

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    • Jan Holben5 months ago
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      Jan Holben

      5 months ago

      Our volunteers have been busy through December despite the awful weather. Our Council contact Carl has provided us with lots of shrubs and our volunteers have planted them all. We have had to put up rabbit guards around all the shrubs and chicken wire over some of the softer shrubs for protection. But so far - right at the end of December, the shrubs are surviving. Come spring they will start to grow and will look wonderful. Carl has also provided us with a bench - and in spring will tidy up the pathway (if resources are available).

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    19

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 27, 2021

      Kindly donated for virtual walk and talk

    • Colin Reeves

      Colin Reeves

      Jun 29, 2021

      A lovely idea. I hope you reach the target.

      £20.00

    • Scott Giles

      Scott Giles

      Jun 27, 2021

      £20.00

    • Becci Goldsmith

      Becci Goldsmith

      Jun 26, 2021

      Amazing and thoughtful work, thank you.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 26, 2021

      Hope we reach the target soon!

      £10.00

    • Jennifer & Graham Grimes

      Jennifer & Graham Grimes

      Jun 25, 2021

      We are both impressed by the grand work the volunteers have done and continue to do for the cemetery, Well done!

      £20.00

    • the Air Raid descendants group

      the Air Raid descendants group

      Jun 23, 2021

      This donation was received from Margaret representing the Air Raid descendants group.Around 50 victims of the Folkestone Air Raid are in this cemetery, many were children - some in unmarked graves

      £20.00

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    Sandgate resident and lead volunteer for the 'Friends of old Folkestone Cemetery' group. website: www.fofc.uk FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fofcgroup

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