The Covid crisis has impacted upon us all. Many have lost their lives to this virus, a situation made even worse as we have not always been able to say goodbye. It continues to be an awful time of fear and caution for us all.
Throughout this crisis there have been so many heroes, frontline workers working in healthcare, our supermarkets, the emergency services and so many other important roles. We owe so much to so many.
The Natural Burial Company have worked hard to support the bereaved throughout the crisis but also realise that this unique situation has changed all of our lives. For many the world will never be the same again.
So we believe it appropriate to provide our tribute, in remembrance of those who have passed as a result of covid. But also to say thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to help people through this awful time. There are so many unsung heroes who have given their time, their service and in some tragic cases their lives.
Therefore we will be planting and dedicating new woodlands at each of our burial grounds to honour everyone whose lives have been impacted by the virus, and to pay tribute and respect. These woods will be places of remembrance, but also of hope, love and thanks.
The woodlands will be planted and dedicated in special ceremonies next year. These ceremonies will be public events and we will be advertising details in advance. Everyone will be welcome.
However, we do require your thoughts as to appropriate names for these special woods. Therefore, we are asking for suggestions for each of these remembrance areas. Please let us know your thoughts, and also make it clear for which burial ground you wish to name the wood – Prestwold (near Loughborough), Scraptoft (Leicester) or Wrottesley Park (Wolverhampton).