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A special resting place, dedicated to children, Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s Children’s Lawn offers a range of grave or cremation memorial packages in a private setting.
Colourful balloon sculptures decorate the gardens that surround the area, and after considerable thought and planning, a recreational playground was organised to provide siblings with an enjoyable experience providing other family members time for personal reflection.
Each year Springvale Botanical Cemetery hosts one of Melbourne’s most emotion-charged annual memorial events. The Children’s Christmas Remembrance Service is held to mark the tragic passing of young lives and to give families and friends an opportunity to remember in the lead-up to Christmas.
In Jane Grover's (SMCT CEO) speech to the audience, she said "Many of the people who attend our annual service come back year after year, and they draw great comfort from the occasion. Some of the attendees connect with people they have never met before but with whom they share the sorrow of losing a child”.