Watch funerals online via webcasts from crem
BEREAVED families unable to attend the funerals of their loved ones in Macclesfield are now able to watch them online.
It will cost families £50 to set up the webcasts from Macclesfield crematorium.
The service will only be available for family and friends on request, who will be given a password to access the website, and the service will be paid for by the people organising the funeral.
The broadcasts are live but can be watched for seven days after the funeral.
There will also be DVD and CD audio recordings available.
Coun Paul Findlow, member for corporate policy and legal services, said: “These webcasts are intended as a way of helping families who may have spread out across the world.” Coun David Marren, chairman of Orbitas said: “There will always be people who cannot attend a funeral and they will have very good reasons for not being able to.
“This service allows people who may have health issues, are hospitalised or who simply just live too far away to be a part of the service. It will allow them to observe, take comfort and to mark their respect from anywhere, worldwide.
Orbitas, a company owned by Cheshire East Council which responsible for funerals, says the service has been available since last week and there has only been one expression of interest so far.
Macclesfield Cemetery and Crematorium