A new charity in memory of teenager Jasmine Moseley, who died from leukaemia earlier this year, has received a £1,500 donation from Great Glen Crematorium.
Jasmine was a regular visitor to Great Glen Crematorium through her work as an apprentice groom with The Horse & Carriage Company, a job she loved.
In her honour, parents Andrew and Debbie, created a new charity, Jasmine’s Legacy of Dreams, to provide practical and emotional support to teenagers and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer and who are being treated by the City Hospital in Nottingham, like Jasmine was.
The charity was something Jasmine herself intended to do.
When staff at the crematorium learned about the new charity, they wanted to offer their support and have made a donation through their metal recycling scheme.
Great Glen Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest independent owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 35 sites in England, Scotland and Wales, all set within beautifully-landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.
With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and any money raised is used to support charities and other worthy causes in the communities surrounding each of Westerleigh’s sites.
Harvey Watson, site manager at Great Glen Crematorium, said: “I knew Jasmine for about a year. She was a familiar face here, when she came with the horses.
“We came to think of her as ‘one of our own’ and when we learned that her parents were creating a charity in her memory we knew we simply had to support it.”
Jasmine’s father, Andrew, said: “Jasmine started work with Sue Robinson and The Horse & Carriage Company, as an apprentice groom in 2018 and it’s safe to say that her job became her true vocation.
“Over her life, she always had her own pony and loved riding, as well as attending and competing in a variety of local and national horse shows.
“Debbie particularly recalls how Jasmine expressed how much she particularly welcomed participating in the many funerals that she worked on, meeting so many people and being part of a very important event of remembrance of someone’s life.
“Of course, she came to know many of the managers and staff of the various funeral directors, crematoria and cemeteries, which is how she came to meet and enjoy working with Harvey and his team at Great Glen.
“We are very grateful to them for the kind donation as we get the ball rolling on the charity in Jasmine’s name.”