Kind neighbours in Seaford replace tree planted in memory of baby

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The kindness of neighbours has led to a tree, planted in memory of a stillborn baby girl, finally being replaced.

In 2000, the parents of Annabel Harwood planted a tree to her memory on the Green at Princess Drive in Seaford. The family emigrated, and sadly, several years ago, the tree died.

Neighbours contacted Seaford Town Council and Seaford Tree Wardens to ask if they could donate towards a new tree, help plant it and look after it.

As a result, last week, a new silver birch tree was planted by neighbours, members of the family and Seaford Tree Wardens.

Anne Benson, one of the neighbours involved, said: “It was so sad to see the dead tree on the green, particularly knowing the sad circumstances in which it was planted. It’s lovely that it’s finally been replaced.”

The new tree will be watered by neighbours of the Harwoods, to ensure it establishes well, lives for many years to come and keeps alive the memory of Annabel.