The Westerleigh Group has announced that families who have memorials at its crematoria are being offered an extra year free of charge.
The goodwill gesture recognises the fact that the restrictions in place due to Covid-19 pandemic has meant people have been unable to visit the memorials of their loved ones for many months.
Westerleigh Group is an independent owner and operator of crematoria, with 35 sites nationwide.
Roger Mclaughlan, CEO of the Westerleigh Group, said that throughout all the lockdown restrictions, its “dedicated grounds teams” have continued to maintain the gardens to the “highest standards”.
He acknowledged that during the pandemic, the government restrictions have meant that many people have been unable to visit memorials of their loved ones as they would have wished to, adding that not being able to mark an important date or anniversary by visiting the resting place would have been “upsetting for many people”.
He said: “Through providing an additional year to the length of existing memorial dedications at our crematorium, we are aiming to extend the precious opportunity of remembering a loved one.
“We hope that this will provide some comfort to the families we support, and we very much look forward to welcoming them back to our gardens as soon as they’re ready to do so.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the offer should contact their local Westerleigh Group crematorium office.”
The offer excludes Stirlingshire Crematorium and Sirhowy Valley Crematorium.