Joanna Cherry opened the St David's Broomhouse Parish Church memorial garden on Easter Sunday. The garden is a place for the whole community to share and hear each others' stories of loved ones no longer with us, and give thanks for the time we had with them. The event was attended by members of the Church and community to hear stories of loved ones whose names will be added to the memorial tree.
In her speech she thanked George Dickson and Frances Sinclair for their support for St David’s and the parishioners and to congratulate them on their recognition at the Maundy Thursday service. Special thanks also went to Gigha MacPherson who had taken this project from an idea through to its glorious outcome, as well as Donna Squires, Patricia Farquhar, Lynne Russell, Amanda Dickson, George Dickson, and Gail Durrand.
Joanna thanked everyone in the community who has donated to the garden project saying, “the hard work of everyone involved has created a lovely garden which I am sure means so much to people and is certainly going to be a source of comfort, joy and remembrance for many people for years to come.
“Thank you to Rev Michael Mair for leading us through what has been a very difficult time for everyone over the past years and for his unfailingly thoughtful approach to everyone in the community and his support to me. The garden and the memorial tree sculpture is beautiful, and I hope many people will find peace and enjoyment there.”