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Natural burial ground wins award for fourth consecutive year

The Willows Natural Burial Ground been named ‘Best Natural Burial Ground in the East of England’ for the fourth consecutive year by The People’s Award.

5.8 acre burial ground, based in South Croxton Leicestershire, is a family-run site, owned by Jenny and Chris Scroby. The People’s Awards reflect feedback submitted to the Association of Natural Burial Grounds (ANBG) from the bereaved families and relate to the personal level of service delivered.

Having assessed hundreds of forms completed by families from burial grounds around the country, 100 percent of The Willows’ feedback awarded their service top mark, five stars.

Chris said: “Winning ‘The People’s Award means so much to us and our family run business. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to help families and loved ones at a sorrowful time.”

“This award really is a testament to all the hard work we and our families put into The Willows and we are proud to be held in such high regard by many. The Willows has become a true place of remembrance for so many and preserving its natural beauty is what we strive to achieve. So much so that the gates are open dawn to dusk every day, and it’s a beautiful place for a peaceful stroll, or to sit on one of our benches and reflect.”

Graves at The Willows cost between £175 for an ashes plot, to £575 for a full burial plot and can be purchased in advance of the time of need – there is an additional fee for the interment, £125 for ashes and £400 for a full coffin.

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