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Walk of remembrance in Diss to reflect of those we’ve lost

PUBLISHED: 08:43 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:43 31 August 2018

A dove will be released as part of the Walk of Remembrance in Diss. Picture: Getty

A dove will be released as part of the Walk of Remembrance in Diss. Picture: Getty

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Remembering loved ones or reflecting on those that have been lost, a new walk of remembrance will take place in Diss.

St Mary's Church in Diss will also host a Book of Remembrance. Picture: Sonya DuncanSt Mary's Church in Diss will also host a Book of Remembrance. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Three Norfolk funeral homes in Attleborough, Diss and Wymondham have come together to launch the Walk of Remembrance that takes place on Saturday and it is hoped will become an annual event.

“The walk is an opportunity to remember a loved one whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery on what we hope will be a memorable autumnal day,” says Christian Fairbrother, funeral director at Rosedale Diss.

There will be a choice of two circular routes around Diss and the surrounding countryside in a three mile walk or a shorter route of one mile.

Following a one minute of silence, a dove release will mark the start of the walks, which begin at 11am from The Pavilion in Diss Park near the Mere.

During each walk, there is the opportunity to visit St Mary’s Church, where a special ‘Book of Remembrance’ will be in placed in which a message can be written and there will be an opportunity to light a candle.

Mr Fairbrother said: “The walk will offer a time of reflection as well as acts of remembrance and is a way for the staff at Rosedale to give something back to our families, and to let you know that you are never far from our thoughts as well as supporting those who are bereaved in our local community.”

“Everyone is warmly invited to join us, all are welcome and you do not have to be a family we have looked after at Rosedale, if you would like to remember a loved one, we hope to see you there.

“Please feel free to bring along your family and friends including four legged friends, so we can all take the time together to remember those we have lost.”

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