Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium held their annual Christmas service of Remembrance
Published: December 20, 2017
Approximately 150 visitors attended the service that was sensitively held by Dr Rev Derek Talbot.
Emma Evans was also on hand to perform a number of live songs which was particularly well received. Mourners were invited to sing an array of popular Christmas carols, place a message on the Christmas tree and to light a candle in memory of their loved ones. The end of the service allowed the opportunity to share a drink and a slice of homemade cake with staff members and fellow mourners.
Jon Kreffer, manager at Forest Park said
“Every year we are humbled by the number of people that choose to attend our Christmas service of Remembrance. It remains an important opportunity to engage with our mourners and for everyone to pay their heartfelt respects to those who can sadly no longer be with us at this special time of year.”
Forest Park were also able to raise £7240.00 for Richard House Children’s Hospice, a local charity that offers support to local children with chronic health conditions and illnesses.
“We also remain wholly committed to supporting our local community, and are hopeful that this donation to Richard House will help in supporting local children during the most difficult of times.”
Tom Murtagh from Richard House Children’s Hospice added,
‘It was lovely to a part of the Forest Park Christmas service, and we would like to thank the staff and guests for their generous donations. The money that has been raised is so important and will make a real difference to the seriously ill children from across East London who visit Richard House. We are incredibly grateful for the support.’