Howe Bridge Crematorium donate £3000 to young carers

Young Carers 28 January 2022

Wigan and Leigh Young Carers had the pleasure of being invited to Howe Bridge Crematorium in January at a cheque presentation.

Peter Wild, Young Carers Team Leader was delighted to accept a cheque on behalf of WLCC for a donation of £3000.

Howe Bridge Crematorium, operated by the Westerleigh Group, have donated this generous sum to young carers, which was raised through the Group’s metal recycling scheme.  The company has a strong ethos of supporting local people and communities wherever possible and the support to WLCC Young Carers is but one example of the organisation’s commitment to the community.

With the consent of families, metals recovered during cremation are recycled and any money raised at each of the 34 crematoria and cemeteries nationwide are used to support local charitable causes.

Lindsey Edwardson, Manager at Howe Bridge Crematorium, said “We at Howe Bridge are honoured to be able to donate £3000 to support Wigan and Leigh Young Carers, who do such fantastic work in the community to support children, young adults and their families.  We hope our donation will help the Charity to continue to do its vital work.”

Peter Wild from Wigan and Leigh Young Carers met with Lindsey to officially receive the cheque and explain more about the work being done by our Charity.
Peter Wild said, “We’re hugely grateful for this wonderful support, particularly in these challenging times. It’s fantastic that they recognise the positive work that we do in the community to help improve lives of young carers. The smaller portion of this money will go to supporting our own Young Carer respite opportunities.  The greater proportion of the money will go towards us linking up with Sub C Divers (based in Atherton) the generous donation allows us to expand joining opportunities beyond our initial discussion including the option of funding longer term diving lessons and the possibility of rib boat experience.”

Thank you so much to Lindsey and everyone at Howe Bridge Crematorium and Westerleigh Group for your continued support.