Statement from Robert Maclachlan, MD, Co-op Funeralcare

23 November 2017

Parents who have faced the devastating loss of a child should be given all possible support. We are committed to playing our part and have extended our support so that bereaved parents of children up to 18 are not charged for our services.

The assistance from Welsh Government is a huge step forwards, but this needs to be the case nationally. Local authorities or private organisations should also look to follow suit and waive costs, so anyone facing such a tragic loss knows exactly where they stand.