A MAN who found a baby book of memories in a Brent park is hoping to return it to its rightful owner in time for Mother's Day.
The unique book, which has chronicled the first years of a baby girl called Stacy May Clarke, was found in King Edward VII Park, in Park Lane, Wembley, last summer.
Ash Kundanani, 68, has spent nearly a year trying to trace the family but with no luck and has asked the Observer for help to find them.
Mr Kundanani said: "The book is so different. I've never seen anything so beautiful. Everything has been written in hand and there are such lovely, funny little details. The mother obviously spent a lot of time making it. I just want to get this back to the family."
Mr Kundanani went to the park everyday at the same time the book was found for several weeks in the hope someone might be looking for it. He even went to the police to see if anyone had reported it missing.
The little girl, whose parents are called Karen and Michael, would now be 11-years-old. The book records everything from her first smile, first laugh, first crawl and first steps.
Mr Kundanani, a volunteer for a charity which helps the blind, said: "It's of no value to anyone except the family. There are photos throughout and you can just see the love pouring out of mum's face. If I could get this back to her in time for Mother's Day on Sunday (April 3) it would be better than winning the lottery."
Mr Kundanani has suffered his own heartache following the death of his wife, Christine, and step-son Dale, who both died nine years ago. He said: "I lost the two most important people in my life very suddenly.
"After Dale died my wife, who I was married to for 31 years, died of a broken heart. Sometimes I wish I had written down all those important memories. It would have been Dale's birthday on Sunday (March 27) and it would have brought a smile to my face to have those kind of cherished memories."
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