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Postbox To Heaven Installed In Jersey

A 'postbox to heaven' has been unveiled at the crematorium rose garden, to help grieving islanders with the loss of a loved one.

The idea has become popular in the UK with a number of the white and gold painted boxes appearing across the country.

The installation, which has been donated by Jersey Post, will allow family and friends to write to a loved one who has passed away.

Deputy Malcom Ferey says that studies from the UK show that they have been popular with those who are grieving.

"What they're finding is that the act of writing down feelings on a piece of paper or into a card and posting it is a way of letting go of them feelings."

He says that people's letters will never be read by anyone.

"There are clear instructions next to the postbox on what the usage is.

It's so people will know that if they post in there none of the letters will be opened, obviously the box will have to be periodically emptied but only the staff at the crematorium have a key to access it."

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