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New memorial tree allows leaves to be added

A memorial tree in a new garden dedicated to children and young people at Kettering Crematorium allows families to leave messages.

There is a dedicated area for the scattering of children’s ashes at the woodland-themed memorial garden, and the tree allows golden leaves to be added with personalised messages. The area also has a large owl, two rabbits, two deer and a new path.

Kettering Council head of public services Shirley Plenderleith explained: “Kettering Crematorium is constantly looking to find ways to improve the level of service we provide at what is obviously a very difficult time.”

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