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Mothering Sunday at Test Valley Crematorium

Mothering Sunday at Test Valley Crematorium

by Test Valley Crematorium

Mothering Sunday at Test Valley Crematorium

Westerleigh Group’s Test Valley Crematorium is inviting people to visit on Mother’s Day to remember their lost loved ones.

The chapel will be open to the community on Sunday 27 March between 10.30am and 12.30pm, providing a space for reflection on this special day. Grounds will be open between 10am and 4.30pm.

Westerleigh Group is the UK’s largest owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 36 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.

Rob Metcalf, Site Manager at Test Valley Crematorium, said: “Mother’s Day can be a particularly poignant time for those who have lost their mum or cannot be together on this day.

“Due to the exceptional circumstances families have endured as result of the pandemic, and lockdown restrictions, we wanted to open on Mother’s Day in order to give families an opportunity to gather and remember their mum or mother figure while visiting our beautiful site.

Local people will also have an opportunity to view a specially-recorded Service of Remembrance on the Westerleigh Group’s YouTube channel.

This is being recorded in advance at Waseley Hills Crematorium in the West Midlands, Westerleigh Group’s newest facility which only opened a few weeks ago.

The service, which is expected to last around 45 minutes and will include readings, music and poems,

Is being provided in aid of Huntington’s Disease Association as Westerleigh Group’s corporate charity of the year.

They provide care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease living in England and Wales, educate families and professionals and champion people’s rights. You can support HDA’s work by donating here: www.justgiving.com/campaign/westerleighgroup

Cath Stanley, Chief Executive of the Huntington's Disease Association said: “We would like to thank the Westerleigh Group for choosing us as their charity of the year.

“We are delighted to be part of this year's Mother's Day service. Thank you to the member of Huntington's disease community who wrote the poem in honour of her Mum which will be shared during the service.

“If you would like to find out more about the work we do to support people with Huntington's disease in England and Wales please visit our website www.hda.org.uk.”

The Mother’s Day Service of Remembrance will be shown on Sunday 27 March at 11am on Westerleigh Group’s YouTube channel. Details can be found by visiting the Events section and following the link.