Spalding people remember lost loved ones at Annual Butterfly Release

Some of the people who gathered at Springfields to remember lost loved ones. SG030716-165TW
Some of the people who gathered at Springfields to remember lost loved ones. SG030716-165TW
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Seven hundred butterflies were released at ceremonies in Spalding, Boston and Skegness as families remembered and celebrated the lives of lost loved ones.

The Annual Butterfly Release is organised by The Butterfly Hospice and this was the second event held at Springfields Festival Gardens.

Choir members from Spalding Parish Day School. SG030716-168TW

Choir members from Spalding Parish Day School. SG030716-168TW

There were words of welcome from trust manager Linda Sanderson and from David Norton, of Springfields.

Alison Morant began the readings with Remember Me, Linda Sanderson read On the Wings of Hope and Julie Jones read the Butterfly Release Poem.

The choir from Spalding Parish Church of England Day School sang a song called Proud.

At the end of the readings, families were invited to release their butterflies.

Sheila Mulley with a butterfly for release. SG030716-172TW

Sheila Mulley with a butterfly for release. SG030716-172TW

Laura Slayven, from the Butterfly Hospice, said: “The event is held in memory of lost loved ones and as a celebration of life.”

Between 800 and 900 people had attended the three events. The hospice is based in Rowan Way, Boston, and has a charity shop in Spalding. Butterflies, along with care and release instructions, were supplied by www.gribblybugs.com

Recording songs and poems at the butterfly release. SG030716-169TW

Recording songs and poems at the butterfly release. SG030716-169TW