Published: Mon Mar 26 2012

A funeral home in Warrington has raised funds for a community project after it was targeted by burglars.

The Co-operative Funeralcare in Bewsey Road raised £400 for The Walton Lea Project, off Chester Road in Walton, after burglars struck in November, snatching a camera, cash and damaging doors.

Principal Funeral Director Sue Douthwaite said: "I read about the break-in and I know how hard everyone works there so I really wanted to help. Every year we hold a Light Up A Life service for people to remember their loved ones and we ask those attending to give a charity donation.
"We had a fantastic response which I think shows what a worthwhile charity it is."

The Walton Lea Project is a horticultural employment project for adults with physical and learning difficulties, as well as people with mental health problems. They have their own farm shop selling produce including eggs, as well as fruits, vegetables and plants grown at The Walton Lea Project, and a range of handmade wooden items including bird feeders.

The funding was raised at the funeral home’s annual Christmas memorial service which took place at St Alban’s Church in Bewsey Street.

Photo: The funding is handed over to members of the Walton Lea Project.

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Sam Shale 23rd March 2012
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