Players from Thornbury Town Football Club’s under-10s have a new supporter this season.
Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium has donated £1,000 from its metal recycling scheme which paid for the side’s new season match kit.
With the consent of bereaved families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and any money raised is used to support charities and other organisations in the communities surrounding the crematorium.
Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, one of the UK’s largest independent owners and operators of crematoria and cemeteries, with 39 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales, all set within beautifully landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, tranquil places for people to visit and reflect.
Crematorium Manager Shaun Chapman-Young said: “Like every crematorium in Westerleigh Group, we deeply care about our bereaved and their loved ones. We understand the grief that comes with losing a loved one and how precious the memories become when they’re no longer with us.
“For that reason, we choose not to only support charities and organisations which serve the bereaved or those needing care, but also others, which help enrich lifetime experiences and enhance opportunities of those living in the wider communities.
“It’s a pleasure for us to be able to support the young talent of Thornbury Town FC under-10s and be a good neighbour in the wider South Gloucestershire community.
“We hope their new shirts will bring them lots of luck on the pitch and wish them all the best for the new season.”
Chris Shallcross, Team Coach said: “Thornbury Town under-10s would like to thank Westerleigh Cemetery and Crematorium for their kind donation. The team has looked great in their new kit, starting off with some great results to kick off their 2023/2024 season moving up to Division 5.
“The team has also seen an influx of new players over the summer which bodes well for the seasons to come!“
For more information about Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium and the exceptional care it provides, visit: www.westerleighcrem.co.uk