After seven years as part of Sands, we decided the Ashford Baby Memorial Garden would be better run as a separate charity, and we have now set up the ‘East Kent Baby Memorial Gardens charity’ to manage the Garden from 1 October 2020. We look forward to working closely with East Kent Sands which will in future concentrate on support to families and our local hospitals.
The new charity will make sure the Ashford Baby Memorial Garden continues to be the beautiful lovely place it has always been. We will be able to make sure the Garden stays accessible, that as many people as possible know about it, and that name tiles will continue to be available at a modest cost. We will be able to decide ourselves what activities we undertake, how we use every donation we receive, and every penny we fundraise we will be able to use locally in East Kent.