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A Lasting Memory in Nepal for Carys

Today a beautiful Kingfisher mosaic was sited at the fledgling “Dhanushadham Bird Park” in memory of Carys Brown, a much-loved member of SI Bridgend.

The glass mosaic of a White-Throated Kingfisher was made by Philip Holmes, CEO of Pipal Tree, in his studio in Devon.

           Another of Philip’s bird mosaics


Philip explains, “One of the projects being led by Pipal Tree involves creating the “Dhanushadham Bird Park” in south east Nepal by reforesting a barren public space in a village area. The concept has been embraced by all stakeholders, attracting a lot of curiosity. That curiosity was heightened today when I sited the first mosaic (hopefully in time, one of twelve!) These will add to the visitor experience for folk who want to enjoy a walk in the park (once mature) and look at birds both feathered and in mosaic.

The mosaics also acknowledge the support of our donors. The Kingfisher is in memory of my friend, supporter and prominent Soroptimist from Bridgend, the late Carys Brown. Carys passed away just a few months ago after a short illness and has been sorely missed by her wide circle of friends but now there is a little corner of Nepal that is forever Wales.”