Published Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 15:58
People who have lost loved ones are invited to attend a special memorial service in Blackburn on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
The fourth Blackburn with Darwen Memorial Service will take place in Corporation Park.
The ‘Let Us Remember’ annual event is open to everybody who have lost a loved one come together to pay their respects and honour their lives.
Supported by Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn with Darwen Interfaith Forum and Blackburn with Darwen Council, the memorial was founded by Blackburn coroner of 14 years, Michael Singleton.
During his work in the borough, he says he has seen thousands of families coping with the loss of a loved one.
He said for every person who passes away, there’s at least four people who are deeply affected by the death.
Michael said: “This is an ideal opportunity for those of any faith, or no faith, to remember anyone that has passed away, and stand alongside others who have been through the same experiences.”
A special memorial tree has been dedicated for people to write messages about their loved ones and plant them at the base of the tree.
Mr Singleton added: “As at last year’s event, people will be able to leave messages in memory of their loved ones, in an area of the park. The tree is also a focal point for loved ones to return and remember their loved one.
“When people are coping with the loss of a loved one, the support of the community, neighbours and friends is invaluable.
“We would welcome people from all backgrounds and faiths to come together and support those who are grieving.”
Sunday, 5 June 2016 from 14:30 to 15:30
Corporation Park (Preston New Road entrance, by the fountain) – Blackburn, BB2 6DE