Forest of Dean Crematorium’s grand donation to bereavement charity

Forest of Dean Crematorium’s grand donation to bereavement charity

by Crematorium Editor Westerleigh News

A charity which helps children and young adults through bereavement has received a grand donation from Forest of Dean Crematorium.


A cheque for £1,000 has been handed to Winston’s Wish, the UK’s first child bereavement charity which has been providing its vital support since 1992.


The organisation provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 25, and those who care for them.


The donation came from Forest of Dean Crematorium’s metal recycling scheme.


With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled, and any money raised is used to support selected charities, local activities and environmental initiatives which benefit the communities that the crematorium serves.


Westerleigh Group is one of the UK’s largest independent owners and operators of crematoria and cemeteries, with 40 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.


Aaron Carter, interim manager at Forest of Dean Crematorium, said: “The work that Winston’s Wish does throughout the UK clearly resonates with what we do here when it comes to providing exceptional care and support to the bereaved.


“We know how important it is for those who are grieving to be supported, so it’s a privilege to be able to make a donation to an organisation which provides such valuable assistance when it is needed.”


Olivia Egan, Individual Giving Manager at Winston’s Wish said: “Winston’s Wish are so grateful to Forest of Dean Crematorium for their incredible donation and support.


“Each year we support thousands of grieving children and young people as well as the parents, teachers, and other professionals helping them through their bereavement.


“Our on-demand services are an important part of our work, meaning we can be there on the end of the phone, live chat, or email, to listen, provide support and guidance, and to ensure no child has to grieve alone.


“This £1000 donation from Forest of Dean Crematorium will help us continue to provide vital services like these.”


To find out more about Winston’s Wish, visit: www.winstonswish.org


To find out more about Forest of Dean Crematorium, and the exceptional care and services it provides, visit: www.forestofdeancrematorium.co.uk