You will meet the three mums and Stephen Thompson who designed the motif on the spiral path to echo the spirit of the DNA helix, Ara Moradian, whose elegant sculptural benches are so comfortable to sit on, Carol Calver, whose conch shell sculpture sits in a pool of remembrance where memory pebbles can be left and Laura Froude, close friend of Jan, Anne and Diana, who co-ordinated the project skilfully and calmly and who continues work on site producing paintings which reflect the journey of LO&R. David Froude is currently planning the construction of the cairn which will mark the way on to the site.
The LO&R site was donated by Shepway District Council whose Parks Maintenance team has played a big role providing guidance and overseeing the installation of the artwork. Nearly £10,000 of Awards for All Lottery money was raised and the £15,000 target was reached after supporters, including Shepway councillors, gave donations and responded to a crowdfunding appeal. Bill Chase, an old friend of Diana’s, walked the Offa’s Dyke trail, raising over £3000 in support of the project.
LO&R works with CRUSE, the charity which provides bereavement counselling, and is supported by the local branch of The Compassionate Friends which assists people who have lost children and young siblings.