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Youngsters offered seeds of hope

Guildford Cathedral
Work started on the 90,000 cathedral garden last September

A new garden has been opened at Guildford Cathedral to help young people express their feelings.

The Seeds of Hope garden aims to help youngsters explore feelings of loss, through the death of a loved one or for any other change in their life.

The garden has an area for each season, a bronze sculpture of two life-sized children and a labyrinth.

Founder, Caroline Jay, said no young person should end up feeling isolated because of events in their life.

The garden "is designed to help and encourage children and young people to explore feelings of loss with the support of their families, teachers, and carers", she said.

Loss could be the result of issues such as death, divorce, adoption, separation, a change of school, or because a best friend has moved away.


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