Nene Valley Crematorium offers memorial services for funerals originally held in lockdown

Births, deaths and marriages

20 July 2021

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The team at North Northamptonshire Council’s Nene Valley Crematorium in Wellingborough are reaching out to people who arranged a funeral between 23 March 2020 to 18 July 2021, inclusive. This is to establish if you would like to arrange a memorial service in commemoration of your loved one, at no cost to you. 

Primarily, Nene Valley Crematorium is providing this offering because they know that many people who would have attended a funeral could not be there, due to restrictions on permitted numbers because of Covid-19, and because it may just be that the memory of the funeral was just not as people would have liked it to be.

To feel and see how grieving people have suffered throughout the pandemic because of restrictions surrounding saying goodbye at funerals has been beyond feeling so wrong for my team to deal with - to subsequently be part of providing an opportunity to bring people together for an event like a memorial service supports our “bereavement-led” ethos at Nene Valley Crematorium. Tracy Lawrence, Manager, Nene Valley Crematorium

If this feeling resonates with you, find out more about how to put this wrong right by arranging a memorial service in memory of your loved one for all those people who would like to pay their respects in person, by contacting a team member on 01933 229660.

This will be an opportunity for wider family and friends to say goodbye to their loved ones, remembering good times.Councillor Paul Bell, Chair for the Board of Directors at Nene Valley Crematorium