Kids’ burial fees boost

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AN­OTHER coun­cil has sup­ported the cam­paign to abol­ish charges for bury­ing chil­dren.

Ox­ford Coun­cil be­came the lat­est of sev­eral au­thor­i­ties to scrap the fees dur­ing an emo­tional meet­ing.

Cllr Mark Lygo, who lost a child in 1999, said: “My wife was nearly full term and it was very trau­matic.

“One of the stresses was try­ing to find the money.”

He urged ev­ery coun­cil to waive the charges for the 5,000 peo­ple who trag­i­cally lose a young­ster ev­ery year.

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