A CHILDREN’s memorial garden which includes a special post box enabling children and families to post letters to people they have lost, has opened.

Colwyn Bay Crematorium officially opened their Children’s Memorial Garden on Monday.

Parents from the area gathered for a ribbon cutting and cheque presentation to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity which supports families affected by the death of a baby.

A donation of £7,000 was made from the crematorium as part of the ICCM Recycling of Metals Scheme.

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Parents gather to mark the official opening.

The owl pox box has been donated by Sands.

Also featured is a story book “Dear Mum…” about Dora the mouse, who expresses her feelings by writing letters.

The garden also features a central sanctum for ashes and two flowerbeds for scattering ashes.

Cllr Donald Milne, cabinet member with responsibility for the crematorium and cemeteries, said: “You can’t put into words the feeling of the loss of a child.

“The garden has been created as a place of peace and remembrance, open at all times for those who want to use it.

“We’re very grateful to the families who have supported this, and to AC Lambert & Sons, Dilwyn Tudor Davies, Meredith Jones and Tom Owen & Son funeral directors for their generous donations, which have made this garden possible.”

The garden, supported by Columbaria, creates a comforting environment for families to reflect.