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Welsh crematoria to broadcast special service for Mother’s Day

LOCKDOWN restrictions may still be in place for Mother’s Day but Westerleigh Group is determined to make sure families are able to celebrate their loved ones.

A special Mother’s Day service will be broadcast on the group’s social media channels and websites of all its crematoria on Sunday 14 March.

The service will take place at the newly-opened Sirhowy Valley Crematorium in Caerphilly County Borough, Wales, but will be shared with 34 other sites nationwide run by Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest independent owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, including its other Welsh sites, Aberystwyth, Llanelli and Langstone Vale Crematoria.

Over the Christmas period, around 11,000 people viewed festive services of remembrance which were made available digitally because pandemic restrictions prevented people from attending the ceremonies in person like they usually do.

Now Westerleigh Group wants to make sure people are able to remember and celebrate their mothers, too, with a special service which will start with a welcome from the group’s Chief Executive Officer Roger Mclaughlan.

The services is expected to last around 45 minutes and will include prayers, hymns and readings.

Mr Mclaughlan said: “Mother’s Day can be a particularly poignant time for those who have lost loved ones. Lockdown restrictions will prevent many people from being able to remember their mothers in the way they would wish to, and families will not be able to gather together as they may have done otherwise.

“That’s why we wanted to provide this Mother’s Day service, to bring some comfort to people and to enable them to feel that they are honouring their lost loved ones in a special way.

“Our festive services of remembrance, which were streamed on-line in December, proved extremely popular and we had some very positive feedback, so we hope people will be equally as pleased with our Mother’s Day service.”

The service will be shown on Sunday 14 March at 11am and can be found through links on its crematoria websites:

It will also be available to view afterwards on the Westerleigh Group’s Youtube channel.

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